CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mercury makes a relatively rare move across the sun Monday.READ MORE: Hill County Home To $2M Texas Lottery Winner
Visible just after 7 a.m. on the east coast, the smallest planet will appear as a tiny black dot on the face of the sun, and the transit will last for about 7 1/2 hours. The last time it happened was 2006. It will happen again three years from now, but then not until 2032. NASA says the event occurs only about 13 times a century.
The entirety of Mercury’s journey will be viewable to the eastern U.S. and Canada, as well as most of western Europe and South America.READ MORE: Tarrant County Public Health Rolls Out COVID-19 'Vaxmobile' To Underserved Communities
To catch a glimpse of the solar-planetary ballet, viewers will need binoculars or telescopes with protective solar filters.
Mercury’s journey can also be seen on NASA’s website , where it will be livestreamed.MORE NEWS: North Texas Highs In 60s On Monday Before Rain/Snow Mix Chances By Midweek
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