Transit of Mercury with UK Astronomy

Transit of Mercury with UK Astronomy

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

Campbell Park Pavilion - Milton Keynes
1300 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 4AD

Join the team from UK Astronomy and witness this (relatively) rare astronomical event that occurs barely a handful of times during a human’s lifetime! Using telescopes which filter the harmful rays of the Sun you’ll be able to observe the Solar System’s innermost planet pass in front of our closest star, an event known as a “transit”. The event is free of charge! Just turn up!

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

Event organiser

UK Astronomy

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Event booking

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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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