You may also be remembering the transit of Venus, a much rarer phenomenon.
A planetary transit occurs when one planet is observed to transit the sun when viewed from another planet. Hence, a telescope that could magnify with at least 50 power will be needed to see it. You can use the protective eyeglasses you have still left above from the photo voltaic eclipse but you could not be ready to see the tiny dot.
Transits are predominant in astronomy which capability of they enable astronomers to detect planets orbiting alien stars.
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.
What exactly does it mean for Mercury to be in transit? This usually results in the planet crossing above or below the sun from earth's point of view.
Mercury transits do not occur randomly. It will be possible to observe it with a telescope or binoculars, but on the condition that your instruments are equipped with sunscreens provided for this goal so as not to damage your sight. All other times, it is lost in the sun's blinding glare.
Astronomy club members will have telescopes with special solar filters on hand to allow safe viewing of the event.
"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.
Don't look now, but something special is going to happen in the sky on Monday, Nov. 11.
Looking for something fun during Thanksgiving break? An event will be hosted at Carl Zehr Square at Kitchener City Hall from 8 a.m.to 1 p.m.
Explorit's Nature Bowl team is still enrolling for the school year. This is an after-school science team from students grades 3-6. Call (530) 756-0191 to register.
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