Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
Rotchell Road, Dumfries, DG2 7SW
Astronomers from Dumfries Astronomy Society will be on hand at the museum with sun filtered telescopes and viewing glasses to observe the planet Mercury pass in front of the Sun in an event known as a “transit”. Come along and join the Mercury party – lots of fun filled facts and activities. The next transit of Mercury will not place until 2032 so don’t miss it!
Please note that this event has already taken place on 11/11/2019
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Mon 11th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.