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Mercury Transit Across the Sun at Brandi Fenton Park
November 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 amFree
Mercury Transit Across The Sun
Rare Astronomy Event
November 11, 2019
7:30 A.M.-11 A.M.
FREE EVENT • FAMILY FUN
SPECIAL ASTRONOMY EVENT NOVEMBER 11, 2019. Mercury Transit Across the Sun. This is a school holiday and a work holiday for many. Don’t pass up this “seldom-in-a-lifetime event.” A Mercury Transit (passing in front of the Sun) will NOT be visible again in the U.S. until May 7, 2049. Transits occur only 13-14 times per century. A Mercury Transit is too small to see without a properly filtered solar telescope. When you observe a transit, you see a small black circle (the planet Mercury) moving across the Sun. This event is visible throughout the U.S. The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will have several solar telescopes to safely view the Transit at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park (3482 E River Road, River and Alvernon) on November 11 from 7:30 – 11 am (Mercury mid-transit when it is crossing the middle of the Sun is at 8:20 am Tucson time). Sunrise November 11 is 6:49 am and the Transit will already be underway. This event requires a clear view of the Sun (no cloud cover). FREE.