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Transit of Mercury

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Date
November 11, 2019
Free
Hours
7:15 a.m. - 1:04 p.m.
Museum
4801, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montréal, QC Canada
H1V 3V4

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An appointment at the plaza outside the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan!

The morning of November 11, 2019, the silhouette of the planet Mercury will pass across the face of the Sun in just over five hours. This rare phenomenon is an opportunity to witness the ballet of the planets around our star. The smallest planet in the Solar System represents only a tiny fraction of the solar disc (1/158th), so you won’t even notice its transit unless you have access to special optical instruments.

From 7 a.m. until the transit is over (1:04 p.m.), you are welcome at the plaza outside the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan. Come join our team of science educators and amateur astronomers from the Société d’astronomie du Planétarium de Montréal to safely observe Mercury’s transit through specially equipped telescopes and learn all about this extremely rare phenomenon.

In the event of bad weather or extensive cloud cover, we won’t be able to see Mercury’s transit, but we’ll be happy to have you join in our activities and enjoy images of the phenomenon.

If you miss Mercury’s transit this year, there’s always next time: May 7, 2049.

For more information

Transit of Mercury - November 11, 2019 »

Important warning

Never look at the Sun directly,
unless you place a specially designed filter
in front of your eyes.
How to safely observe the Sun »

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