Are you a stargazer and want to witness the unusual event that would happen in the sky, the November 11 event should be an exciting one for you. That day you would be experiencing one of the rarest events in the sky which happens just around 13 times in an entire century. That would make it an event that adult human would be able to witness only around two to three time in one’s lifespan.
The innermost planet on our solar system, the mercury will be moving across the sun on Monday, November 11. Referred to a Transit, it will indicate the movement of a planet between the earth and its star. This event will happen with mercury this Monday. In fact, as the earth dwellers, we can only witness only two such transits – one with the mercury and the other with the Venus.
The next Mercury transit will not happen until 2032, and this should be your golden chance to witness the event. In fact, the last transit was witnessed in 2016.
When to watch the mercury Transit 2019?
According to NASA, the transit of the mercury will begin at 7.35 am EST or 1235 GMT. The event is expected to last around five and a half hours and will end at around 1.04 pm EST or 1804 GMT.
Mercury will appear as a tiny dot on the sun’s surface. You will need to have access to a special gear if you want to be a part of the event. Go for the binoculars or telescopes that have the solar filters installed within. Ensure that you have the protective gear to safeguard your eyes.
Never have a look at the sun directly through a telescope. If you do not have a proper gear with you, it would be advisable to visit an observatory or astronomy club that would assist you in enjoying the wonderful event.
The Mercury Transit through the years – Current Century[table id=1 /]
Well, get ready for the beautiful extravaganza today and enjoy the best ever experience on Monday. November 11, 2019.