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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:37 AM

Mercury Transit 2019: Live feed.

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Response to roamer65 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:40 AM

1. What does it mean?

Mercury is so close to the Sun, it is rarely seen.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:42 AM

2. Its passing between the Sun and Earth.

Only happens about 13 times every 100 years.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:49 AM

4. Right now. It ends at 1:04 PM EST

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Response to Chin music (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:52 AM

6. Mercury will complete its transit around 1:00 PM EST.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:00 PM

10. That's about as many times as I actually dust my monitor, now which dot is Mercury, hahaha!

What's really rare is a clear view of anything in the heavens from this town, so I'll take a glance streamed to the 'puter. Not exactly the "bouncing ball," to sing along, is it?

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Response to Backseat Driver (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:11 PM

12. It's pretty generic.

1/8th the size of Venus and double the distance during a transit.

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Response to roamer65 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:58 AM

7. Yep, I've been watching all morning...

it's really even less interesting than I was expecting and I'm a huge space nerd, lol.

it is amazing though to see the scale of Mercury compared to the sun though. Makes me want to get up in the coming mornings/evenings to see Mercury to put it in context.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:04 AM

8. Yeah I viewed the one in 2016...

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definitely not as impressive as a Venus transit.

The 2012 Venus transit was once in a lifetime for me unless they can keep me alive for 153 years...LOL.

After viewing the 2012 Venus transit, I definitely look at the planet differently now. I pay more attention to it as the morning or evening “star”.

The next Venus transit is December 2117.

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Response to roamer65 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:44 AM

9. Had a few peeks between clouds. Par for Iowa.

Same for 2017 Solar Eclipse.

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:10 PM

11. Your second shot is 8 April 2024.

Iowa isn’t far from totality path. It will be about 3.5 minutes of totality.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:08 PM

14. Bad odds April in Iowa. Mazatlan Mexico is my plan. Low humidity rain in April.

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Response to roamer65 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:13 PM

13. For astrologers, it might have some significance, also

Since Mercury is the planet of communication.

It could be similar to the full eclipse from 2 or 3 years ago that cut a swath across the US, from Oregon thru SC.

Interpretation is open to the experts.

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Response to roamer65 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:14 PM

15. witchcraft is what it is...

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