Hey, space fans! The 2019 Mercury Transit is upon us and after months of waiting, it's time for the Skywatching event of the year. This rare event does not reappear until 2032!
Watch it live on Space.com!
Today the planet Mercury will cross the face of the Sun for 5.5 hours, as seen from Earth. Transit. The event starts at 7:34 EST (1534 GMT) and ends at 13:04. EDT (1804 GMT).
You can watch the entire event from start to finish on Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.com. Below are the best pictures from social media. So, scroll down and enjoy the breathtaking photos of the Mercury Transit 2019. We'll update this throughout the transit, so try again!
Transit of MercuryJust in Coventry with white-light filter, with Canon 1DXii @ VirtualAstro @peoplesastro @live_coventry @ CanonUKandie
The Astro-Club @mpicbg has set up some telescopes with which everyone can call today's #MercuryTransit Roof can watch out. Exciting! ☀️ ✨ pic.twitter.com/X84G2Lnmhc[19459012lightboxesNovember112019
Look how little Mercury is! #MercuryTransit pic.twitter.com/GuV35X1NYH[19459013lightboxesNovember112019
The #MercuryTransit has started today's #MercuryTransit. Visit us in #MPSGoettingen and on the northern campus of @UniGoettingen to see the original (and the waffle version)! # mercurytransit2019 pic.twitter.com/1Ceh9efUQw[19459015lightboxesNovember112019
.Good morning everyone! The Mercury Transit starts soon! Visit https://t.co/9BNXpUjUX5 to follow the event live from @cerrotololo in Chile! Transit start: 7:35 EST. # NSFfunded #NSFscience # MercuryTransit2019 #MercuryTransit November 11, 2019
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