Orlando, Flag. – – You will need some help to see the transit of Mercury, but this celestial event may be the high point of the year of observing the sky. A transit is just like an eclipse, the planet, in this case Mercury, will pass or pass before the sun. Then Mercury will appear as a tiny black dot moving on the surface of the sun.
HOW TO SEE:
NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY IN THE SUN.
Just like the solar eclipse in 201
The images below are not of scale.
Full Transit Start: 7:37 a.m.
Full Transit End: 1:02 p.m.
The next Mercury transit will occur in November 2032. Venus is the only other planet to cross, as Venus and Mercury are between the Sun and Earth.
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