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Mercury’s Transit Of The Sun As Seen Over New Hampshire — November 11, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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This is what we saw!

The Sun was up there but behind some impressively thick clouds.

I was hoping that we might get a break. No such luck.

Well, I will not be around for the next one so I will never see this phenomenon again. C’est la vie.

But, I at least have seen one transit. Venus transit across the Sun on June 5, 2012.


This is what it should have looked like.

I know. I do know my astronomy. SMILE.


Just for YOU. Smile.


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Mercury Will Transit The Sun On November 11, 2019 — Remembrance Day, At That.

by Anura Guruge




YOU  will need Eclipse Glasses.


A ‘transit‘ in astronomy is when celestial body passes in front of another. In this case, it will be Mercury passing in front of the Sun — and we, in New England, will have front-row seats for it, and, moreover, it will be in the morning, around 10 am Eastern. The only thing that can spoil it for us is the weather. I will keep you posted.

Given that this is a solar transit, it is kind of like a solar eclipse — like the BIG one we had in August 2017. And as with a solar eclipse you MUST HAVE eclipse glasses IF you are going to look at the Sun. They are cheap enough. Better get some now. I still have mine from 2017.

That it is on Remembrance Day — my Poppy Day — makes it even more special. WOW.


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by Anura Guruge