See Mercury shine brightly in the sky this Christmas

An illustration of the night sky on Dec. 24 showing Mercury high in the sky.


Santa Claus won’t be the only visitor to our night skies this Christmas Eve.

On Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Mercury will shine brightly in the sky over Earth, reaching its peak altitude above the horizon during sunset on Christmas day before fading from the skies as 2022 progresses into 2023.