Now might be the time to view the planet after the sun sets with your telescope or binoculars. There is some information on thespacesite.com and the washingtonpost.com about it, the elusive planet Mercury can be seen in the west but be careful of the Sun.
it will be at the greatest eastern elongation on the 12th of March
Who has seen this Planet ?
I look forward to seeing the planet up-close from NASA's Messenger craft, I think Europe ESA and Japan might also be thinking of going there