Monday, May 9, 2016

Transit of Mercury




If you’re reading this between the times of 11:12 and 18:42 UTC (7:12 a.m. to 2:42 p.m. Eastern US time) on Monday, May 9, 2016, then the transit of Mercury is occurring right now.

Check out Phil's (The Bad Astronomer) article on the transit. A transit is when a planet passes between the earth and the sun, and with the proper gear, it can be see. NEVER LOOK INTO THE SUN WITHOUT PROTECTION.