The November 15, 1999 Transit of Mercury
On November 15, 1999, Earth, the planet Mercury moved across the face of the Sun. This event is called a transit, since the disc of Mercury will cross or transit the face of the Sun.
Matt Ganis viewed this event from his home in Las Cruces, NM. Using an Edmund 6-inch telescope, a 24mm eyepiece, and a black-and-white Connectix (now Logitech) Quickcam, Mr. Stevens was able to take this sequence of images showing the motion of Mercury across the northeast corner of the disc of the Sun. The entire event took just under an hour.
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This page is maintained by Matt Ganis for the Astronomical League. Comments, corrections, and suggestions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. This page last updated November 1, 1999.
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