AL Logo
Star Related Info:

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.

1999 Transit of Mercury Animation

Return to Astronomical League Home Page.

This page is maintained by Matt Ganis for the Astronomical League. Comments, corrections, and suggestions can be addressed to This page last updated November 1, 1999.
Star About Us:
Star Membership:
Star Our Store
Star Astro-Info:
Star Awards:
Star Navigation:
Star Search: