The staff of the Seminole State College of Florida's Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium and members of the Central Florida Astronomical Society are hosting a free viewing party to observe the transit safely using special solar telescopes. According to NASA, the transit of Mercury will occur on November 11. The other planet that is known to cross the Sun is Venus.More news: Grenfell Tower: Jacob Rees-Mogg criticised for 'insulting' comments
Nasa states that this event typically only happens about 13 times per century and hadn't happened in almost a decade prior to the May 9, 2016 transit of Mercury. The super rare transit of Mercury will happen on November 11 and with the right equipment and weather, you will be able to actually see it. According to astronomers, this event only occurs about 13 to 14 times per century.
The last time Mercury passed in front of the Sun (from Earth's perspective) was 2016.More news: Maryland police: Man fatally stabbed over Popeyes sandwich
NASA and MIT scientists analyzed subtle changes in Mercury's motion to learn about the Sun and how its dynamics influence the planet's orbit. Usually it passes below or above the sun from our perspective. As Mercury perfectly lines up in from of the Sun, it will appear as a tiny dot on the star's surface. We'll have the telescopes and the sun shields you need to safely observe this incredible event. The best way to do this would be to use binoculars or telescopes with powerful Sun filters. Because you will be looking directly at the sun during the event, a solar filter is required., and a minimum magnification of about 50 power is recommended. For Colorado viewers, that black disk will already be moving across the Sun when sunrise occurs, at 6:38 am, and will move across the Sun's face for several hours, until it slips off at 11:02 am.More news: Aaron Rodgers: Packers served 'humble pie' during loss to Chargers