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The smallest planet briefly pops out of the predawn twilight at the beginning of January, reaching greatest western elongation on the 19th, when it's angular distance from the Sun is 24.1 degrees and it rises in the southeast about an hour before the Sun. Dropping back into the Sun's glow, it's washed from view by early February and disappears behind the Sun until late-March, when it peeks out of the twilight just after sunset. The crescent Moon can be seen near Mercury on the morning of January 25. Its passage on February 25 takes place too close to the Sun to be seen, and its encounter on the evening of March 29, with Mars nearby may be a challenge very soon after sunset.