the moon shine near Mercury before dawn on Monday
It's also the last chance to catch the moon alongside the "planet parade
the moon wrap up its monthly tour of the morning plants with Mercury.
The silver sliver of the old moon's crescent will shine several finger widths
the bright dot of Mercury," writes Chris Vaughan, amateur astronomer with SkySafari
The pair will be close enough to share the view of a pair of binoculars
Vaughan warns observers to turn optics away from the eastern horizon before the sun rises.
The moon may be rather tricky to spot at first glance as it will be a very thin