Mercury Putting On Rare Show, Parading Across the Sun

Mercury is putting on a rare celestial show, parading across the sun in view of most of the world.

  • Published 8 November 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mercury is putting on a rare celestial show next week, parading across the sun in view of most of the world. The solar system's smallest, innermost planet will resemble a tiny black dot Monday as it passes directly between Earth and the sun. Unlike its 2016 transit, Mercury will score a near bull's-eye this time, passing practically dead center in front of the sun. The entire 5 ½-hour event will be… Read at AP News