Transit of Mercury - Public Viewing

Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium See map
355 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Join us on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:00 am to view the Transit of Mercury across the Sun. Our Reed 8-inch telescope will be fitted with a special solar filter so that it will be safe to view the transit against the Sun. 

Transit of Mercury is when the planet Mercury passes directly (transits) between the Sun and Earth, becoming visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. During the transit, Mercury appears as a tiny black dot moving across the disk of the Sun. 

The last transit of Mercury was May 9, 2016 (see below). The next transit will occur on November 13, 2032. A typical transit lasts several hours.

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