Sunday, November 05, 2006

Transit Mercury:
There's an interesting astronomical event coming up on Nov 8th. This is the transit of Mercury across the disc of the sun. Mercury will transit the sun 14 times in this century, so,if you are ancient like I am, try to catch this one. For a in depth view see the Nasa web page for a web view of the transit if you can't set up a safe viewing mechanism- or if the weather isn't right in your locality. You can observe the transit directly providing that you have the proper filters on your telescope. The transit will be observable from the south Pacific through to the Western area of the NA continent. It will begin at 2:12 Eastern Standard Time, 11.12 Pacific Standard Time and will last about 3 hours.
Look up and wonder,

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