Mercury's transit of the Sun

November 05, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Hey folks,
Mark your calendars for next Monday, November 11 (Veteran's Day).  Beginning at 7:34 AM, Mercury, our closest planet, 1st rock from the Sun, will "transit" the Sun.  Although not as rare as Venus transits, Mercury transits occur about 13-14 times per century.  The last one was in May of 2016 (see my image below).  The event will begin at 7:34 AM EST and end at 1:03 PM EST.  

Don't miss out on this wonderful celestial event because the next one visible here in the United States won't be until 2049!

If you are interested in learning more about the upcoming Mercury transit and how to "SAFELY" observe and/or image it, click on the links below.  Also, if anyone is interested in joining me in observing and imaging this transit, weather permitting, you are welcome to join me at Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown, RI.  I plan on being there and setting up at 6 AM.

Please be sure to click on the links below to educate yourself about this transit and email me if you plan on joining me in Jamestown.  Wishing you all a happy Mercury transit and let's hope for clear skies on November 11th.

Ronald
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Link to Mercury transit 2019 information #1

Link to Mercury transit 2019 information #2

Mercury transits the Sun with sunspot 2542 on 5/9/16 copyright ronaldzinconephotographyMercury transits the Sun with sunspot 2542 on 5/9/16 copyright ronaldzinconephotography
 


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