That Tiny Black Dot on the Sun Today? It Was Mercury, in a Rare Celestial Crossing

A rare transit of Mercury will take place on 11 November, when the smallest planet in our Solar System will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun. The last time this happened was in 2016, and the next will be in 2032. During the transit, which takes place in the afternoon in the UK, Mercury will appear as a dark silhouetted disc set against the bright surface of the Sun.

That Tiny Black Dot on the Sun Today? It Was Mercury, in a Rare Celestial Crossing

The eastern U.S. and Canada got the show, along with Central and South America

Mon 11 Nov 19 from TIME

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun

Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury.

Mon 11 Nov 19 from BBC News

Mercury putting on rare show Monday, parading across the sun

Mercury is putting on a rare celestial show next week, parading across the sun in view of most of the world.

Fri 8 Nov 19 from Phys.org

Rare transit of Mercury to take place on 11 November

A rare transit of Mercury will take place on 11 November, when the smallest planet in our Solar System will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun. The last time this happened was in 2016, ...

Fri 8 Nov 19 from Phys.org

Rare Mercury Transit, the Last Until 2032, Thrills Skywatchers Around the World

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.

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Livescience

Rare Mercury Transit, the Last Until 2032, Thrills Skywatchers Around the World, Mon 11 Nov 19 from SPACE.com

Mercury to pass in front of the Sun Today in a 'rare celestial event'

The planet has appeared as a tiny dot, about 0.5 per cent the diameter of the Sun, from 11:35 GMT. Photographers in Washington DC, Kuwait and France have captured the phenomenon.

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Daily Mail

The Mercury Transit of 2019 in Photos! The First Amazing Views

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!

Mon 11 Nov 19 from SPACE.com

Watch Mercury Cut Across the Sun Today

Watch the transit of Mercury 2019 (via NASA) Monday just got a lot more interesting: In a rare transit event, Mercury is set to cross in front of the ...

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Geek.com

The Mercury Transit of 2019 Has Begun!

Grab your solar eclipse glasses or protected astronomical equipment, because Mercury is marching across the sun as we speak.

Mon 11 Nov 19 from SPACE.com

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