If you missed Mercury's journey across the sun Monday (Nov. 11), you're in for a bit of a wait for the next sun-transiting planetary occasion.
The tiny planet Mercury scooted across the sun's face today (Nov. 11) for the last time until 2032, and skywatchers around the world had the chance to witness the rare celestial event.
On Nov. 11, 2019, the planet Mercury crossed the face of the sun in a rare Mercury transit. See amazing photos of the transit, the last until 2032, from NASA and around the world!
Mercury's march across the sun today (Nov. 11) is due to a weird and wild set of planetary alignments, according to NASA.
On Nov. 11, people across most of the world can catch the planet Mercury passing across the sun. This rare event won't be seen from Earth again until 2032.
Given that transits of Mercury are reasonably rare, so here's a short guide on steps to take to film the event before it ends!
Grab your solar eclipse glasses or protected astronomical equipment, because Mercury is marching across the sun as we speak.
The planet Mercury is going to cross across the sun today (from Earth's perspective) starting at 7:34 a.m. EST (12:34 p.m. GMT).
For those hoping to get a glimpse of Nov. 11's rare transit of the planet Mercury across the face of the sun, the weather across the United States will either be very good.
Mercury will fly across the sun (from Earth's perspective) on Monday, and NASA has a whole lot of kids' materials ready for the occasion.
On Monday (Nov. 11), Mercury will move across the sun's face, and several missions will have their sights set on the rare event.
On Monday, students across the U.S. will use Mercury's transit to measure the distance between Earth and the sun.
In my long career as an assiduous amateur astronomer, I've seen other transits of Mercury, but one from November 1973 stands out.
If you want to watch the Mercury transit on Monday (Nov. 11) but don't have the proper equipment, you can still find a viewing event near you. Here's how.
When Mercury passes in front of the sun on Monday, you'll need the right equipment to see it safely. But if you don't have that kind of astronomy gear handy, you can also watch it live online.
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