Observe the Transit of Mercury with Highlands Astronomical Society

Observe the Transit of Mercury with Highlands Astronomical Society

Monday 11th November 2019 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

An Lochan - Inverness College Campus
Inverness College Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NB

Come along and safely view the planet Mercury transiting the Sun through special solar telescopes with astronomers from Highlands Astronomical Society. Take a pic or video clip of this rare event with your smartphone using our 3D-printed adapters. The team will be located on a jetty on An Lochan and you can find the exact spot by clicking on this “what3words” locating link https://w3w.co/damage.refers.shin. Find out about your local astronomy club, what we get up to, where we meet, and where we observe the beautiful night sky. The team look forward to seeing you and help you enjoy this astronomical event which won’t occur again until 2032!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 11/11/2019

Event organiser

Highlands Astronomical Society

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.

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