The Mercury planet passes in front of the Sun once in every 13 years, and today (11/11/2019), is one of such rare moments when the Mercury takes this uncommon stroll in front of the Sun, as skywatchers around the world will be able to witness this rare occurrence.
The ‘transit,’ as the occurrence is called can be visibly seen from any part of the world with the help. of the right equipment depending on cloud cover.And it is expected to last for about 5hours.
The President of the Royal Astronomical Society, Professor Mike Cruise was quoted by DailyMail to have said: “Transits are a visible demonstration of how the planets move around the Sun, and everyone with access to the right equipment should take a look.”
“The sky will put on a stellar show, as Mercury crosses in front of the Sun.” said NASA.
Only two planets ― Mercury and Venus orbit the sun closer to the Earth than any other planets.