Image of Mercury transiting the surface of the Sun

Watch the Transit of Mercury this May 9, 2016. The transit will be visible over North America, and will last for over seven hours, starting at 11:12 UT and ending on 18:42 UT. This means the transit will already be in progress at sunrise for observers in the western United States; observers in the eastern USA will be able to watch the entire transit.

You will need a solar telescope to observe this event, or you can watch live a couple of other ways:

Find out more about the transit of Mercury at Fred Espenak's eclipse site:

Date: Monday, 5/9/2016