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    11/11/19: Mercury Transit 2019: How to Watch the Rare Event Live Online

    Mercury Transit 2019: How to Watch the Rare Event Live Online
    By Hanneke Weitering
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    Skywatching

    When Mercury passes in front of the sun on Monday (Nov. 11), skywatchers will need to have the right equipment to see it safely. But if you don't have the right astronomy gear handy, you can watch the transit live online.

    Observatories around the world will be broadcasting live views of the sun on Monday, when Mercury will cross in front of the sun from our perspective here on Earth. Mercury won't do this again until 2032, so you don't want to miss it!

    Mercury will begin to creep onto the sun's disk at 7:35 a.m. EST (1235 GMT), and it will take about 5 hour and 28 minutes to make its way across, with the transit ending at 1:04 p.m. EST (1804 GMT). You can watch the entire transit live here on Space.com. We have rounded up a list of several different webcasts you can choose from, and you can find those below.

    I've been looking forward to this for weeks!

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    Mercury shrugs. . . maybe

    We will not see this again until when?’
    We?, whose we that will never see this again.
    Limited time only . . .
    Watch a live broadcast of the transit of Mercury in front of the sun.
    The effect won’t be visually impressive to see,
    But the black dot against the sun will be a remarkable thing to see . . .
    Internet locks up as billions try to watch, . . .
    A black dot sloooowly glide across the sun, grass grows. . .
    No one really sees it except the blind man sleeping under the bridge.
    For others more in touch with reality it is . . .
    Zumax Mania or . . . ouch Finger Cutter on the Ipad, or
    Clear the screen, got Hot Hot Babes on the Blackberry.
    Mercury shrugs, ah . . . I thought . . .
    Damn, internet froze again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    Mercury shrugs. . . maybe

    We will not see this again until when?’
    We?, whose we that will never see this again.
    Limited time only . . .
    Watch a live broadcast of the transit of Mercury in front of the sun.
    The effect won’t be visually impressive to see,
    But the black dot against the sun will be a remarkable thing to see . . .
    Internet locks up as billions try to watch, . . .
    A black dot sloooowly glide across the sun, grass grows. . .
    No one really sees it except the blind man sleeping under the bridge.
    For others more in touch with reality it is . . .
    Zumax Mania or . . . ouch Finger Cutter on the Ipad, or
    Clear the screen, got Hot Hot Babes on the Blackberry.
    Mercury shrugs, ah . . . I thought . . .
    Damn, internet froze again.

    Frank
    Are you okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juvenal View Post
    Mercury Transit 2019: How to Watch the Rare Event Live Online
    By Hanneke Weitering
    2 days ago
    Skywatching

    When Mercury passes in front of the sun on Monday (Nov. 11), skywatchers will need to have the right equipment to see it safely. But if you don't have the right astronomy gear handy, you can watch the transit live online.

    Observatories around the world will be broadcasting live views of the sun on Monday, when Mercury will cross in front of the sun from our perspective here on Earth. Mercury won't do this again until 2032, so you don't want to miss it!

    Mercury will begin to creep onto the sun's disk at 7:35 a.m. EST (1235 GMT), and it will take about 5 hour and 28 minutes to make its way across, with the transit ending at 1:04 p.m. EST (1804 GMT). You can watch the entire transit live here on Space.com. We have rounded up a list of several different webcasts you can choose from, and you can find those below.

    I've been looking forward to this for weeks!
    My solar eclipse glasses are at work, so I won't be able to look until I get there. Thanks for posting this so late, Jerk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonhard View Post
    Are you okay?
    Frank hasn't been okay for years, now. If there was any justice, someone would cut off his internet access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    My solar eclipse glasses are at work, so I won't be able to look until I get there. Thanks for posting this so late, Jerk.
    Says here Amazon prime can deliver a pair by Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonhard View Post
    Are you okay?
    Sure! Are you OK taking this seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juvenal View Post
    Mercury Transit 2019: How to Watch the Rare Event Live Online
    By Hanneke Weitering
    2 days ago
    Skywatching

    When Mercury passes in front of the sun on Monday (Nov. 11), skywatchers will need to have the right equipment to see it safely. But if you don't have the right astronomy gear handy, you can watch the transit live online.

    Observatories around the world will be broadcasting live views of the sun on Monday, when Mercury will cross in front of the sun from our perspective here on Earth. Mercury won't do this again until 2032, so you don't want to miss it!

    Mercury will begin to creep onto the sun's disk at 7:35 a.m. EST (1235 GMT), and it will take about 5 hour and 28 minutes to make its way across, with the transit ending at 1:04 p.m. EST (1804 GMT). You can watch the entire transit live here on Space.com. We have rounded up a list of several different webcasts you can choose from, and you can find those below.

    I've been looking forward to this for weeks!
    So here is a picture I took this morning from a 6" SCT (Celestron Nextstar SE) that I had out showing some high school kids the transit. Taken, believe it or not, with a cell phone. The problem here is I don't know if the picture interface that TWEB uses will allow enough resolution for you to see mercury ...

    Mercury Transit.JPG

    Another interesting fact - there are NO sunspots today. So the only spot to see is Mercury.

    ETA: Seems to have a allowed the full resolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oxmixmudd View Post
    So here is a picture I took this morning from a 6" SCT (Celestron Nextstar SE) that I had out showing some high school kids the transit. Taken, believe it or not, with a cell phone. there are NO sunspots today . . . So the only spot to see is Mercury.

    ETA: Seems to have a allowed the full resolution.

    That's pretty neat - thank you for posting this. Too bad I wasn't able to see it in person since we couldn't see it from Alaska (where it feels like spring ).

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