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Monday, November 06, 2006

Transit of Mercury


On Wednesday, Nov. 8th, Mercury will pass directly in front of the sun. The rare transit will be visible from the Americas, Hawaii and all around the Pacific Rim. It begins at 2:12 p.m. EST (11:12 a.m. PST) and lasts for nearly five hours.

Because Mercury is so small, only a tiny fraction of the sun will be covered. So don't stare at the sun on Wednesday; it will be as blinding as ever. Instead, try to view the event through a properly-filtered solar telescope. Mercury's tiny, jet-black silhouette passing in front of solar prominences, filaments and sunspots should be a marvelous sight.

Informative Links
Live Webcast NASA
Optical Projection & Filter

3 comments:

The Great said...

this will be gud... but ppl get a gud net to see nasas live telecast..

Varun Khetarpal said...

It fun watching it but unfortunately we cant view it in India.

Varun Khetarpal said...

the web cast URL

http://mfile.akamai.com/18569/live/reflector:34210.asx

This is science !

When you are speaking to technically illiterate people you must resort to the plausible falsehood instead of the difficult truth.

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