Mercury Transits the Sun Tomorrow

The Planet Mercury will travel between Earth and the Sun tomorrow morning providing a rare mini-eclipse between 3:50am ET and 9:17am ET on Wednesday Morning.

Mercury will appear as a small dark spot travelling across the Sun with a diameter about 1/160th of the Sun. Of course, you shouldn’t go outside and stare at the Sun, but fortunately the Solar and Heliosperic Observatory will be watching and beaming the images in near real-time to Earth, and then to the web. You can view it on their website as it happens tomorrow morning at http://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/hotshots/2003_05_07/.

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