From our position on Earth, Mercury's transit is evidence of the solar system's clock-like movements. Unlike its 2016 transit, Mercury will score a near bull's-eye this time, passing practically dead center in front of our star.
While the next Mercury transit between Earth and the sun will happen 13 years from Wednesday (in 2032), it won't be visible from North America until the next occurrence in 2049. Earthlings get treated to only 13 or 14 Mercury travels a century. (That's an easy way to end up with severe eye damage.) According to NASA, if you have proper magnification and solar filters, you can likely catch the entire duration of the transit, but only if you're based in Western Europe, South America, and eastern North America.
A rare astronomical event known as the Mercury transit, which occurs when Mercury passes directly between the Earth and the Sun, is due to take place between midday and the hours of sunset in Ireland on Monday (approximately 4pm). That means watchers on the East Coast will be able to see the whole thing, but viewers nearly anywhere in North America won't miss out, since Mercury will still be making its journey when the sun is up on the West Coast. "The next Mercury transit isn't until 2032 - and in the US, the next opportunity to catch a Mercury transit is in 2049!" We'll be updating this throughout the transit, so check back for more! "Transits are a visible demonstration of how the planets move around the Sun".
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Statistically, every star in the galaxy is alleged to have at least one planet orbiting it. Missions such as Kepler have confirmed the presence of thousands of exoplanets with thousands more waiting to be confirmed.
So if you have a small telescope, get it out.
Look at little Mercury go!
Remember NEVER look directly at the sun.