A rare look at Mercury crossing the face of the sun

On May 9, 2016 Mercury will move across the face of the sun, offering a rare viewing opportunity for professional astronomers and backyard sky watchers alike. The next time this event happens will be Nov. 11, 2019.
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On May 9, 2016 Mercury will move across the face of the sun, offering a rare viewing opportunity for professional astronomers and backyard sky watchers alike. The next time this event happens will be Nov. 11, 2019.

May is a good month for planet gazing in NC

May 06, 2016 06:19 PM