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Old 11-11-2019, 06:21 AM
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2019 Transit of Mercury

A great article here, including excellent graphics:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...s-the-sun.html


And tracking at NASA:
https://mercurytransit.gsfc.nasa.gov/2019/

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Old 11-11-2019, 06:30 AM
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Despite being in a part of the world where the transit is visible, I am not going to see it.
Rain is forecasted :-(
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:24 AM
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Worth chasing, within reason. Next planetary transit is in 13 years.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:01 AM
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Saw it, briefly, between and through clouds, with the trusty 10" newt, and full aperture filter. Tried a shot or two with the digital camera, but nothing worth talking about.
Pleased to have at least even seen it.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:00 AM
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Nice one Gary.
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Old 13-11-2019, 07:07 PM
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The transit of Mercury has been used in the past to demonstrate
a prediction of general relativity.

In fact an anomaly in the precession of Mercury troubled scientists
for many years before general relativity was able to account for it.

"Transits of Mercury and General Relativity from
observations, and the 2019 November 11 transit" two page
white paper :-

https://meetingorganizer.copernicus....2019-993-5.pdf
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