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Astronomy Club Public Viewing

Viewing of Mercury transit and the sunrise.

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  • Davis-Explorit Astronomy Club
When Nov 11, 2019
from 07:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where Explorit Science Center
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Mercury Transit on November 11, 2019

 

Join the Davis Astronomy Club on Monday, November 11 from 7 am at the Explorit Science Center (3141 5th Street, Davis) for a special viewing of the transit of Mercury. This rare planetary event will commence at 4:35 am and end at 10:04 am. For observers in the western USA, the transit will already be underway when the sun rises locally at 6:43 am. There will be solar telescopes set-up for public viewing for enthusiasts of all ages.

Also join us on Saturday, November 9 at 7pm at the free public meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit Science Center (3141 5th Street, Davis)  where we will discuss the upcoming Mercury transit event indoors followed by a star party outdoors. 

A planetary transit occurs when one planet is observed to transit the sun when viewed from another planet. The very narrow shadow cone of the small planet obscures only a very tiny portion of the sun when viewed from earth. Mercury will appear as a small black dot traversing across the face of the sun. The next opportunity to behold Mercury transiting the sun will be on November 13, 2032.

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