Fortunately it will take seven and a half hours for Mercury to completely cross the suns face so there will be plenty of time for West Coast viewers to witness this event. The show begins at 735 am.
The transit of Mercury will begin at 412 am.
Cocoa beach transit of mercury telescope. Mercury Transit Viewers Guide. Watch the transit of Mercury live. Mercurys most recent transit took place November 15 1999 near sunset as seen from Point Pelee National Park near Windsor Ontario.
Never look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection. On Monday November 11th Mercury crossed the Sun for the last time until 2032. The simulation to the right shows the path that Mercury will take across the Suns disk drawn to scale.
Transits of Mercury with respect to Earth are much more frequent than transits of Venus with about. Space Coast Area Transit SCAT provides trolley service through Cocoa Beach which ties in nicely with Cocoa Beach positioning itself as an affordable family vacation destination. Its like having an additional inexpensive tourist attraction that helps solve some key transportation.
Transits of Mercury occur 13 times a century or roughly once every 74 years whereas transits of Venus occur less than twice a century or roughly once every 625 years. Though clouds blocked the sky for many yesterday those with a clear view had the chance to see tiny Mercury cross the face of the Sun. When the planets Mercury and Venus pass across the Sun they are visible as small black dots.
The event called a transit occurs approximately 13 times a. The Sun is more than 280 times larger than Mercury and so the latter appears as a very small black speck in comparison to the Suns disk. More space news and info at.
On Wednesday May 7 2003 whatever sunspots are visible on the Suns disk through a safely. A montage of the 2003 Mercury transit photographed by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. A transit of Mercury.
Enjoy the results it wont happen again until 2032. Mercury transiting the surface of the Sun on November 8 2006. This article was written for the Orion website to explain how to observe a transit of Mercury across the Sun.
A transit of Mercury across the Sun takes place when the planet Mercury passes directly between the Sun and a superior planet becoming visible against and hence obscuring a small portion of the solar diskDuring a transit Mercury appears as a tiny black dot moving across the disk of the Sun. Mercury last transited the Sun in May 2003 and its next transit will be in May 2016. November 08 2006 Because Mercury orbits the Sun much more rapidly than Venus its in the right place for a transit far more often.
EST Monday and will last five and a half hours ending at 104 pm according to NASA. Chris Malickis photograph taken with an 8-inch Celestron telescope shows Mercury as a dot on the solar limb. I tried solar filters with my camera gave in and used good old majorly scratched reflector plate.
You certainly need a telescope to see its tiny disc in transit. It looks like I am going to miss the Mercury transit We have out of state company arriving tomorrow and will spend most of the day at Cocoa Beach and on the pier there at the restaurants So the best that I can hope for is to see the reports and any images from you that got a. You can seriously hurt your eyes and even go blind.
On Monday November 11th Mercury will pass directly in front of the Sun and look a tiny black dot silhouetted against the brilliant solar disk. The transit took 5½ hours so it wasnt exactly a dashing sight. Cook observes transit of Mercury.
I was happy I got to see it thought to share it with people. Illustration not to scale Because Mercury is so small and far away from Earth you need a telescope or binoculars with a proper Sun filter to see it. PDT meaning by the time the sun rises on the West Coast Mercury will have been transiting the sun for nearly two hours.
We will be livestreaming the view through a telescope equipped with a StarSplitter Video Astronomy Solution starting at 6A. When is the Mercury transit. Memorial above Cooks Beach Jock Phillips James Cook helped his astronomer Charles Green observe the transit of Mercury at Te Whanganui-o-Hei Mercury Bay Coromandel Peninsula.