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Nov 8, 2019 7:43 PM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
There's a celestial event, that will happen in broad daylight for much of the world to see.
The next time you have an opportunity to witness this event will be Monday morning.
The next time after that, won't be before the year 2032.

Our smallest (official) planet, Mercury will traverse across the sun diagonally.
Due to the intense light of the sun, it will appear as a small black dot.
It will take place Monday starting from 7:35 am est. However, it will continue for 5 hours.

You probably will need binoculars, or a telescope, unless you have really good vision.
Either way, it would be advisable to also use those eclipse glasses too. Staring at the sun
is not good for your vision. Enjoy !

From ABC News;
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Mercury putting on rare show Monday, parading across the sun

By
MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer
November 8, 2019, 12:06 PM

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. It begins at 7:35 a.m. EST.

The entire 5 ½-hour event will be visible, weather permitting, in the eastern U.S. and Canada, and all Central and South America. The rest of North America, Europe and Africa will catch part of the action. Asia and Australia will miss out.

Unlike its 2016 transit, Mercury will score a near bull's-eye this time, passing practically dead center in front of our star.

Mercury's next transit isn't until 2032, and North America won't get another viewing opportunity until 2049. Earthlings get treated to just 13 or 14 Mercury transits a century.

You'll need proper eye protection for Monday's spectacle: Telescopes or binoculars with solar filters are recommended. There's no harm in pulling out the eclipse glasses from the total solar eclipse across the U.S. two years ago, but it would take "exceptional vision" to spot minuscule Mercury, said NASA solar astrophysicist Alex Young.

Mercury is 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) in diameter, compared with the sun's 864,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers.)

During its 2012 transit of the sun, larger and closer Venus was barely detectable by Young with his solar-viewing glasses.

"That's really close to the limit of what you can see," he said earlier this week. "So Mercury's going to probably be too small."

Venus transits are much rarer. The next one isn't until 2117.

Mercury will cut a diagonal path left to right across the sun on Monday, entering around the 8 o'clock mark and exiting around the 2 o'clock point.

Although the trek will appear slow, Mercury will zoom across the sun at roughly 150,000 mph (241,000 kph).

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Nov 8, 2019 7:48 PM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
lakewoodrat
lakewoodratlakewoodratMinneapolis, Minnesota USA280 Posts
Trump won't need eclipse glasses, and if Dearless Leader can look without them, so can I!thumbs up
Nov 8, 2019 7:50 PM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
lakewoodrat
lakewoodratlakewoodratMinneapolis, Minnesota USA280 Posts
lakewoodrat: Trump won't need eclipse glasses, and if Dearless Leader can look without them, so can I!
oops, I meant "Fearless"
Nov 8, 2019 9:15 PM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
Not2seriously
Not2seriouslyNot2seriouslyle Marais Paris & SmallTown CO, Ile-de-France France9 Threads 253 Posts
Don't look. You WILL be sorry.

INSTEAD

Make a pinhole camera. It's easy and safe to use.
You will have to use some sharp things.
For God's sake BE CAREFUL !!!
Oh yeah, if it's cloudy, fuggedaboudid. drink beer instead.

PARTS LIST
Box about 10" cubic more or less
Knife (USE CAUTION OR GET BANDAGES)
Piece of aluminum foil (a few inches will do)
Pin (CAUTION - POINTY END IS SHARP)
Piece of white paper
Tape
Optionally some flat black spray paint for the deluxe model

INSTRUCTIONS
Cut the flaps off one end of the box. This makes the bottom of the camera.
Cut a hole 1" or so in the other end. This ia the top.
Spray paint the inside if you are making the deluxe model.
Tape the aluminum foil over the end with the hole.
Stick the pin through the foil. The smaller the hole, the better.
Set the paper on a table or chair (outside in the sun, dummy).
Hold the box above the paper, foil side up, pointed at the sun.
Look at the paper for the circle of the sun.
Adjust the height of the box up and down for best image.
You can enlist friends to hold umbrellas around you to darken things.
They will hate you later but will be impressed with your nerdiness,

For extra points, take pictures or a video with your cell phone to bore people.
This is the non-event of the decade, and you can laugh at all the fools who did it the other way while their eyes are aching. Meanwhile all your friends in the pub will be laughing at you for your nerdiness. This is called a win-win situation.
Nov 12, 2019 11:11 PM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
Friskyone
FriskyoneFriskyoneSanta Fe, New Mexico USA289 Threads 28 Polls 6,020 Posts
Everytime there is an event similar, I always forget to watch. Ugh!frustrated
Nov 12, 2019 11:25 PM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
I missed it too, saw several view of it on the News that people caught on Videos
Nov 12, 2019 11:27 PM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
Friskyone
FriskyoneFriskyoneSanta Fe, New Mexico USA289 Threads 28 Polls 6,020 Posts
secretagent09: There's a celestial event, that will happen in broad daylight for much of the world to see.
The next time you have an opportunity to witness this event will be Monday morning.
The next time after that, won't be before the year 2032.

Our smallest (official) planet, Mercury will traverse across the sun diagonally.
Due to the intense light of the sun, it will appear as a small black dot.
It will take place Monday starting from 7:35 am est. However, it will continue for 5 hours.

You probably will need binoculars, or a telescope, unless you have really good vision.
Either way, it would be advisable to also use those eclipse glasses too. Staring at the sun
is not good for your vision. Enjoy !

From ABC News;
×In response to:
Mercury putting on rare show Monday, parading across the sun

By
MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer
November 8, 2019, 12:06 PM

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. It begins at 7:35 a.m. EST.

The entire 5 ½-hour event will be visible, weather permitting, in the eastern U.S. and Canada, and all Central and South America. The rest of North America, Europe and Africa will catch part of the action. Asia and Australia will miss out.

Unlike its 2016 transit, Mercury will score a near bull's-eye this time, passing practically dead center in front of our star.

Mercury's next transit isn't until 2032, and North America won't get another viewing opportunity until 2049. Earthlings get treated to just 13 or 14 Mercury transits a century.

You'll need proper eye protection for Monday's spectacle: Telescopes or binoculars with solar filters are recommended. There's no harm in pulling out the eclipse glasses from the total solar eclipse across the U.S. two years ago, but it would take "exceptional vision" to spot minuscule Mercury, said NASA solar astrophysicist Alex Young.

Mercury is 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) in diameter, compared with the sun's 864,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers.)

During its 2012 transit of the sun, larger and closer Venus was barely detectable by Young with his solar-viewing glasses.

"That's really close to the limit of what you can see," he said earlier this week. "So Mercury's going to probably be too small."

Venus transits are much rarer. The next one isn't until 2117.

Mercury will cut a diagonal path left to right across the sun on Monday, entering around the 8 o'clock mark and exiting around the 2 o'clock point.

Although the trek will appear slow, Mercury will zoom across the sun at roughly 150,000 mph (241,000 kph).
That's how I see those events on social media or the news.
Nov 12, 2019 11:31 PM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
Friskyone: That's how I see those events on social media or the news.
some caught it on their doorbell videos...I thought that was coolwave
Nov 12, 2019 11:34 PM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
Friskyone
FriskyoneFriskyoneSanta Fe, New Mexico USA289 Threads 28 Polls 6,020 Posts
HotrodLarrys: some caught it on their doorbell videos...I thought that was cool
The "Ring" security cameras? Those are awesome!
Nov 12, 2019 11:57 PM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
Not2seriously
Not2seriouslyNot2seriouslyle Marais Paris & SmallTown CO, Ile-de-France France9 Threads 253 Posts
I forgot to look or even set up a camera obscura to do it safely.

Friends came over and it was cocktail:30 followed by a barbeque.

It will happen again shortly. As I said, a non-event. Maybe I can miss it again.
Nov 13, 2019 12:00 AM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
Friskyone
FriskyoneFriskyoneSanta Fe, New Mexico USA289 Threads 28 Polls 6,020 Posts
Not2seriously: I forgot to look or even set up a camera obscura to do it safely.

Friends came over and it was cocktail:30 followed by a barbeque.

It will happen again shortly. As I said, a non-event. Maybe I can miss it again.
I'm sure I will miss the next event unfortunately. Maybe my age is causing me to become more forgetful?
Nov 13, 2019 12:00 AM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
Friskyone: The "Ring" security cameras? Those are awesome!
The one that captured the event was on all the time... Yes they are Cool!
Nov 13, 2019 12:04 AM CST I Copied This From The Blogs In Case Anyone Is Interested In A Celestial Event On Monday
Friskyone
FriskyoneFriskyoneSanta Fe, New Mexico USA289 Threads 28 Polls 6,020 Posts
HotrodLarrys: The one that captured the event was on all the time... Yes they are Cool!
My sister has it and one day she got a notification that someone or in this case, was on her porch. It turned out to be roach crawling on the camera. So gross!laugh
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