Sunday, 17 November, 2019

Mercury to Take a Rare 'Transit' of the Sun on Monday

An image of the 2012 Mercury transit taken by NASA's Solar Observatory Spacecraft An image of the 2012 Mercury transit taken by NASA's Solar Observatory Spacecraft
Sandra Phillips | 08 November, 2019, 11:03

To get ready for the viewing, be sure to stop by the planetarium to see the main feature playing through November 10 - "The Transit of Mercury featuring 'Solar Quest.'" The show includes a short from the Buhl Planetarium all about the sun. Venus was found touring across the solar in 2004 and 2012, and that will not happen once more till 2117. These are early morning events that start at 7:45 a.m. and run until 11 a.m. This rare planetary event will commence at 4:35 am and end at 10:04 am.

What's taking place on Monday is the transit of the planet Mercury across the face of the sun.

Newfoundlanders who want to see the transit of Mercury can view it at the Signal Hill National Historic Park Interpretation Centre parking lot from 12:30 p.m.to 2:30 p.m.

It's additionally the closest planet to the Sun, which arrangement it orbits the essential person some distance more fleet than the total other worlds in our solar system.

On the news side, remember that the probe BepiColombo, launched previous year to study Mercury, is still on the way to the planet.

However beware: Mercury is simply too dinky to survey with out excessive-powered binoculars or a telescope, and searching at present on the solar, even with sun shades, may perhaps per chance per chance additionally space off permanent perceive harm. During the transit, it will appear in filtered telescopes as a small, black disk moving across the face of the sun. Have you ever seen the planet Mercury during the daytime? Mercury transits are possible only in May or November when its orbit crosses the earth's orbital plane.

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You may also be remembering the transit of Venus, a much rarer phenomenon.

Transits are predominant in astronomy which capability of they enable astronomers to detect planets orbiting alien stars.

Ordinarily, Mercury is hard to observe, as it rises and sets close to the sun.

Astronomy club members will have telescopes with special solar filters on hand to allow safe viewing of the event. Workshops will be available on Nov. 25 and 26 from 9 a.m.to noon, as well as extended public hours on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Registration begins Monday, Nov. 11.

Special precautions must be taken when viewing the sun. This is an after-school science team from students grades 3-6.

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