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Want to watch the Transit of Mercury? Here's how

Posted at 3:18 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 16:18:41-05

Tomorrow, Mercury will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun.

It's the last time the smallest plannet in our solar system will be making that trek until 2032.

It will look like a small black silhouette moving slowly across the sun's disk from just after sunrise until minutes after noon.

The Lafayette Science Museum Observatory (LASMO) will live stream the event so that anyone can follow it from home, work, or school.

In case of clouds, the museum has posted links here so you can try a different public observatory.

Lafayette's museum is part of a cooperative project of public observatories associated with planetariums that are members of the Southeastern Planetarium Association (SEPA) and the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS).

If you plan to watch, remember: Never look directly at the sun!

Here's the link for the local live stream.

Observation planned from 6:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

CST Viewers must subscribe to the "Lafayette Science Museum" YouTube channel, and will be notified as they go live.