Jupiter and Mercury. John C McConnell Image taken: Mar. 15, 2011 Location: Soldierstown Aghalee N.Ireland. Details: Hi Tony, lovely clear evening for the close conjunction of Jupiter and Mercury after sunset. Mercury was as bright as I've ever saw it! Canon 400D 70-300mm lens at various settings. ©2013, SpaceWeather.com -- This site is penned daily by Dr. Tony Phillips.