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
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.