Next Transit of Mercury: 2016 May 9

Transits of Mercury are occuring more often than transits of Venus at irregular intervalls of 3.5 to 13 years.

On this day half our globe will be able to watch the tiny black dot of the planet Mercury moving across the disc of the sun. Given a cloudless sky, you'll need binoculars or a small telescope and a sun filter to follow the spectacle for several hours.

The previous transit of Mercury occurred on November 15, 1999.

 

Mercury

History and Astronomy

Conjunctions and Transits

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Transits

When and how often does a Venus transit happen ?
Recent and future transits of Mercury

1999, November 15


 2003, May 7

Details about the transit

 Applet:

Mercury Transit 2016

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Phases of Mercury and Venus

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Planetary Motion

 

 

 


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