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What time is the transit of Mercury TODAY? How to watch the planet cross the sun

MERCURY will cross the face of the sun today in a rare occurrence known as the transit of Mercury. But what time is it?


What is the transit of Mercury?

The transit of Mercury is when the Solar System’s smallest planet comes between the Earth and the sun.

Skywatchers around the globe will be watching out for a small black speck on the sun as Mercury flits across our star.

Sensational claims have linked today’s transit of Mercury to a Biblical prophecy of destruction.

When is the transit of Mercury?

The transit of Mercury is expected to take place between about 12.12pm and 7.42pm British Summer Time (BST) in the UK.

Mercury is due to cross the very centre of the sun at about 3.57pm BST.

How can you watch the transit of Mercury?

It is not possible to see the transit of Mercury with the naked eye or binoculars.

But astronomy groups around the world are giving skywatchers the chance to see the transit of Mercury using filtered telescopes.

Solar filters protect the eyes from damage because otherwise it is dangerous to look straight at the sun.

The transit of Mercury can also been seen using solar projectors as well as telescopes.

Where can you watch the transit of Mercury?

If you do not have access to a telescope, the transit of Mercury will be live-streamed online.

For example yhe European Space Agency is streaming the transit of Mercury from a satellite on its website.

Nasa plans to show the transit


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