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Transit of Mercury - 11th November 2019
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https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/10/us/me...index.html

Forget blue moons. Even more rare is when the planet Mercury passes right across the middle of the sun, and it's happening Monday.

A Mercury transit, as it's called, occurs only 13 times in 100 years, according to NASA, and it won't be seen from North America again for another 30 years, or from anywhere until 2032.
Starting at 7:35 a.m. ET, it will take more than five hours for Mercury to pass from one side of the sun to the other. That means watchers on the East Coast will be able to see the whole thing, but viewers almost anywhere in North America won't miss out, since Mercury will still be making its journey when the sun is up on the West Coast.

In fact, the only places it can't be seen from are Australia and most of Asia and Alaska, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

But, just like during an eclipse, viewers will need a solar filter since looking directly at the sun can cause permanent eye damage.



Sounds good :) . Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to see it, since I'll be at work with no easy access to a solar filter :( .

So, is anyone else going to see this?
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it will be easy for me since i have a welding helmet and can look directly at the sun, provided its not snowing monday.
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