Evansville Museum Hosting Transit of Mercury Viewing Early Monday at Reitz Hill

On Nov. 28 look for the waxing crescent moon to pair up with Venus just after sunset in the west.							Andrew S. Fazekas

"Mercury passes in front of the sun approximately a dozen times each century, but the November 11 event will be the last one visible from North America until 2049", said Mike Brake, Oklahoma City Astronomy Club member.

The last Mercury transit was in 2016.

The Transit of the planet mercury across the Sun's disk is a unique celestial event, and University of Karachi is making it possible to observe it.

A somewhat rare space event is going to happen early Monday, and the Evansville Museum is giving you the chance to watch it as it happens.

A woman looks through a specially filtered telescope during the 2006 Mercury transit. If you don't already have one of those, it might be a bit pricey to get one just for this.

Those looking towards the sun on Monday may notice a tiny black disc moving across the glowing orb in a rare celestial event. As long as you don't have to buy anything, how can you pass up an offer like that?

Visitors will learn about Mercury and the upcoming Mercury transit on November 11 from a live presentation created by Bays Mountain Planetarian Jason Dorfman. Both events will have their own special equipment, so just bring your curiosity.

President: Bill Montague of the North Bay Astronomy Club told BayToday that the club will be at the waterfront by the old Chief at 7:15 a.m. and will have four or five telescopes set up for public viewing of the event.

KW residents have three options for viewing Mercury in transit.

The actual transit will begin at 7:35 a.m., but you will have to wait for the sun to clear the trees to be able to see it.

It wrote: 'With the coolest security equipment, viewers almost some distance and vast on Earth will be ready to survey a slight darkish advise transferring slowly across the disk of the Sun. In this way, you can also show the transit to many people simultaneously. Both events will run from 9 a.m.to noon.

A viewing will be held at Fireman's Park all the way from 6 a.m.to 2 p.m. According to NASA, spectators need to see binoculars or telescope with a Sun filter to witness the phenomenon as Mercury is so small from our perspective on Earth.



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