Get Ready for the Transit of Mercury

Mark your calendars! On May 9, 2016 there will be a Transit of Mercury – that’s when the tiny planet Mercury will come directly between us and the Sun. From Earth, it will look like a miniscule black dot crossing in front of the huge solar disc – like a super-tiny eclipse. To paraphrase a famous song, “There’ll be a little black spot on the Sun this May!” This rare and subtle event is visible only 13 or 14 times each century, and I want you to see it all. A Little about Mercury and the Sun These are two

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