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Old November 7th, 2006, 06:54 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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Default Photo Op: Mercury transit

Skygazers await Mercury transit

Mercury will appear as a tiny dot against the Sun's disc
Astronomers in the Americas, East Asia and Oceania will get a rare opportunity to see Mercury pass in a direct line across the Sun this week.
The closest planet to our star will be visible as a tiny black dot creeping over the solar face from 1912 GMT on Wednesday to 0010 GMT on Thursday.

The last Mercury transit was in 2003; the next will be on 9 May 2016.

The entire transit can be seen from the western US, south-east Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the South Pacific.

Part of the transit will be visible before sunset on Wednesday in the rest of the Americas and after sunrise on Thursday in East Asia and the rest of Australia.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 12:24 AM
Nicolas Claris Nicolas Claris is offline
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No luck for Europeans!
But for all others, do not forget your sun glasses and special filters! you may burn your sensors ;-)
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