The Transit is Coming

Tomorrow the planet Mercury moves along the face of the sun in what is known as a transit and we can see it. The Mercury transits occur about every 13 years.

First – DO NOT EVER look at the sun without ADEQUATE eye protection!!!!!

If it is cloudy where you are, no worries, check back here tomorrow for links for on-line sources.  Today a couple of video’s.

The first from Physics World entitled, Guide to the transit of Mercury 2016:

and the second from Science@NASA, an updated version of the video I put up a week ago titled, ScienceCasts: The 2016 Transit of Mercury (updated):

Also here’s a pdf with great information from the US Naval Observatory.

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