Mercury to transit the Sun on Monday

On Monday the planet Mercury will transit across the face of the Sun as seen from earth between about 7:12 am  and 2:42 pm EDT : Mercury Enters Spotlight on May 9 – NASA.

This video shows the path that it will take:

Don’t ever look directly at the sun. There are various safe ways to observe the transit such as using a solar filter over a telescope aperature or to project the image onto a white board with a pinhole. The transit will also be webcast from various sites.

Here are some sites with information on webcasts and tips on viewing the transit directly:

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