See the Transit of Mercury with Vectis Astronomical Society

See the Transit of Mercury with Vectis Astronomical Society

Monday 11th November 2019 from 12:00pm to 15:00pm

The Isle of Wight Observatory
Watery Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0LX

The members of Vectis Astronomical Society are opening the doors to their observatory for this special observing session of the transit of Mercury… See the solar system’s innermost planet pass in front of the Sun using special telescopes. If you are planning to attend this event please contact the Society to let them know!

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


Event organiser

Vectis Astronomical Society

Vectis Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Vectis Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


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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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