From our perspective on Earth, Mercury will look like a tiny black dot gliding across the Sun's face.
But, just like during an eclipse, viewers will need a solar filter since looking directly at the sun can cause permanent eye damage. The event begins at 7:34 a.m. EST (1534 GMT) and will end at 1:04 p.m. EDT (1804 GMT).
It last occurred in 2016 (see below) and isn't due to happen again until 2032 so it's worth trying to catch now rather than having to wait another 13 years. Park entry fees apply. Always use a safe Sun filter to protect your eyes!
'That's really close to the limit of what you can see, ' he said earlier this week. Weather permitting, the planet's trip across the sun will be visible to most of the world for more than five hours.
During its 2012 transit of the sun, larger and closer Venus was barely detectable by Young with his solar-viewing glasses.
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"He was calling for something, calling for an investigation that didn't exist into the Bidens and Burisma", Vindman said .
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Again, any moisture that thawed on Tuesday will re-freeze overnight, so the Wednesday morning drive could be tricky as well. I can assure you that everyone deals with the colder air as it's likely we won't return above freezing until Wednesday .
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I am nearly certain you won't be going the full speed limit Monday morning, so just plan to get up a bit earlier. Rain will be likely for the morning drive but temperatures will continue to be above freezing early in the day.
Venus transits are much rarer. This technique is one way planets circling other stars can be found. Scientists can measure brightness dips from these other stars (or from the Sun) to calculate sizes of planets, how far away the planets are from their stars, and even get hints of what they're made of.
The President of the Royal Astronomical Society, Professor Mike Cruise was quoted by DailyMail to have said: "Transits are a visible demonstration of how the planets move around the Sun, and everyone with access to the right equipment should take a look". As the orbit of Mercury around the Sun is tilted compared with the orbit of the Earth around the Sun, the planet normally appears to pass above or below our nearest star.
Mercury completes each orbit around the Sun every 88 days, and passes between the Earth and Sun every 116 days.
Mercury will cut a diagonal path left to right across the sun on Monday, entering at bottom left (around the 8 hour mark on a clock) and exiting top right (around the 2 hour mark).