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Mercury in transit

The solar system's smallest and most remarkable planet, Mercury, will cross the face of the sun on May 9 – offering a great opportunity for people in many places across the world to see it.

dateMay 05, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Image: Mercury's Kertesz crater

On 9 May, at 11:10 GMT, Mercury will begin making its way across the face of the Sun – an astronomical event known as a transit. During the transit, which will last for several hours and be at least partially visible across ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Space Exploration
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