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The mercury was a rare celestial event on Monday, as the stargazers looked to the planet earth, in the form of a small black spot — the pass between the sun and the Earth.

The event is known as a Mercury Transit, this started out about 7:35 p.m. and lasted for more than five hours. The solar system is the smallest planet and the closest to the sun.

The East Coast, Canada, south africa, South and Central America, you can see the whole show, and if the weather is nice.


In this still image from video released by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows Mercury as it passes in between the Earth and the sun, on Monday. The solar system’s smallest and innermost planet seems to be a small black dot at the transition, which began at about 7:35 a.m. EST (1205 GMT). (NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory via AP)

“The planet currently looks like a little, travel a blemish on the sun’s face as it goes in front of the sun,” have been reported.

The majority of the world caught up and only have a small strip of the transmission. Observers in the middle east and Asia were not in a position to see it.

In Maryland, cloud cover from NASA’s solar astrophysicist Alex Young from it to get a clear peek.

The planet Mercury’s transit across the face of the Sun, as seen from the Kekesteto, Hungary’s highest peak on Monday. Stargazers using solar filtered binoculars and telescopes to be able to spot Mercury, the solar system, the smallest and innermost planet as a small black dot as it passes between the Earth and the sun, on Monday. Peter Komka/MTI via AP)

“It’s a disappointment, but it was, it was still a great,” Young wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. “Both of you get to see the space and to share it with people across the country and around the world.”

NASA’s orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory provided the live coverage of the event.

Nasa tweeted a photo of the transfer, including from one of the Mercury to cross the sun sets behind the Washington Monument, the planet is barely visible.


The event only happens 13 times per century, according to NASA. The last transit visible from Earth will be covered by 2016.

The next one is scheduled to be in 2032, but it will not be visible from North America, where you can view the next one in 2049.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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