Transit of Mercury (11 November 2019)

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Christopher K.
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Transit of Mercury (11 November 2019)

Post by Christopher K. » December 14th, 2018, 4:45 pm

Here is the outline for Baton Rouge (specifically HRPO grounds)...
6am = Highland Road Park Observatory will be open to the public. Viewing begins indirectly with streaming video from another location on Earth.
6:12am = The disk of Mercury makes contact with the Sun.
6:15am = The disk of Mercury is completely "immersed" in, or "on top" of, the Sun.
7:26am = The Sun rises.
7:57am = The Sun is at 5 degrees.
8:22am = The Sun is at 10 degrees.
8:49am = The Sun is at 15 degrees.
9:17am = The Sun is at 20 degrees.
9:46am = The Sun is at 25 degrees.
9:57am = The transit is at its midpoint.
10:19am = The Sun is at 30 degrees.
10:57am = The Sun is at 35 degrees.
11:50am = The Sun is at 40 degrees.
12:48pm = The Sun culminates at 42 degrees.
1:39pm = The disk of Mercury begins to "leave" the Sun.
1:42pm = Mercury and the Sun are separated.
1:47pm = The Sun is at 40 degrees.
2:00pm = HRPO closes to the public.
There will be no admission fee for this event. Solar viewers will be on sale for two dollars each; however, one will not be able to see the disk of Mercury with a solar viewer.

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