Transit of Mercury at the Astronomy Centre

Transit of Mercury at the Astronomy Centre

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

The Astronomy Centre
Bacup Road A681, Near Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7HP

The Astronomy Centre will be open from 12.00 on Monday 11th November (regardless of the weather) for observing the transit of Mercury using special solar telescopes. Although the full transit lasts over five hours we will only see just over half of the event due to local sunset and the hills of our South Western horizon. Also, on the day we may be able to observe some planets after the main event using the AC 16″ Telescopes. Venus, Jupiter and Saturn may be glimpsed during and after sunset.

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


Event organiser

Astronomy Centre

Astronomy Centre is organising this event

Please contact Astronomy Centre directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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

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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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