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With clear skies and a little luck, you might spot the elusive planet Mercury during these last two weeks of May. Try looking low in the sunset glow of the western sky, about an hour after sunset. This image captured Mercury over the Flat Tops Wilderness Area near Yampa under similar circumstances back in April 2004.

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