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.
Mercury will transit the sun on Monday (Nov. 11), and you can see spectacular views in a free webcast from the online astronomy telescope site Slooh.com. The show begins at 7:30 a.m. EDT (1230 GMT).
The Mercury transit on Nov. 11 will be accessible to amateur astronomers, as long as they have the right equipment to view it safely.
On Monday, Nov. 11, a most unusual event will take place: the transit (passage) of the planet Mercury across the sun's disk.
Skies will be mainly clear tonight (Oct. 31) across the western half of the United States, as costumed kids arrive at the door looking for candy or some other Halloween treat.
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