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 a transit-watching event near you, and observe the transit of Mercury with local astronomers by searching our events: https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/event-list.cfm
- Watch the transit via a live broadcast from SLOOH! Check out their live stream at http://bit.ly/SloohMercuryTransit2016
Find out more about the transit of Mercury at Fred Espenak's eclipse site: http://bit.ly/EspenakMercury
Date: Monday, 5/9/2016