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Transit of Mercury- May 9, 2016 - Alamogordo NM
A transit of Mercury across the Sun takes place when the planet Mercury comes between the Sun and the Earth, and Mercury is seen as a small black dot moving across the face of the Sun. The Amateur Astronomers Group will be offering views through white-light and hydrogen-alpha telescopes in town. Mercury will transit the face of the Sun on May 9th, 2016 starting at local sunrise. As the morning progresses, Mercury will slowly move across the face of the Sun until 12:42 PM. The next Mercury tansits will occur in November 2019 and November 2032.
Mercury Transiting the Sun - May 9, 2016 approximately 9AM from Alamogordo NM
DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER PROTECTION
The New Mexico State Parks Division has awarded the 2015 Partnership Award to the Amateur Astronomers Group in recognition of our distinguished service to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. The group has been supporting the park's night sky interpretive program for the past decade.
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