Special Event: Transit of Mercury – Mon 11th Nov 2019


When:
November 11, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
2019-11-11T12:30:00+00:00
2019-11-11T16:30:00+00:00
Where:
The Redoubt Fortress

Special Event: Transit of Mercury – Mon 11th Nov 2019

Well as we cannot see another Transit of Venus for around 100 years (in 2117) … this is the next best thing … albeit smaller! Even these are not that common, the next Transit of Mercury is not until 2032.

We should be able to see it, as long as it is clear from 12:35 until sunset – although The Downs and buildings will impact what time it disappears.

Begins: Mon, 11 Nov 2019, 12:35
Midpoint: Mon, 11 Nov 2019, 15:19
Ends: Mon, 11 Nov 2019, 16:19
Duration: 3 hours, 44 minutes

https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/transit.html

We have arranged with EBC (Eastbourne Borough Council) to be on the Gun Platform at The Redoubt Fortress to watch the event – assuming it is clear enough.

DANGER …

NEVER EVER look at the Sun through a telescope or binoculars without appropriate filters.