January 11 will happen interesting event in terms of astronomy. Scientists report that the planet can be seen with the naked eye. Normally mercury is hidden in the sun. Orbit elliptical. At the far point of the planet away from the Sun at 69 million kilometers. January 11, mercury will go from the Sun to the maximum distance and will be visible in the sky at night.
The chance to see the mercury rise significantly if the sky has no clouds and you are outside the major cities. The lighting greatly affects the picture, as could the large settlements.
In order to see mercury, it is necessary to look to the South-West an hour after sunset. Guidance can serve as Venus, which is almost always visible. Mercury is located just below this planet.