NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

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Photo of the Mercury Transit of 2016 with its tiny disc looking almost like a point against the vast disc of the Sun
 Photo of the 2016 Mercury transit, by David Huntz.
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November 2019 Edition
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Updated October 16 2019

Skywatchers are in for a treat this month, as Mercury transits the Sun the morning of November 11! It will be a fun opportunity for daytime astronomy as we get to observe another planet during the day. Remember solar safety, and make certain to only view the transit via a telescope equipped with a solar filter or projection system. 

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What's Up This Month Video

Find out what's in the sky each month in this monthly video series by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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