Transit of Mercury

Come watch as the planet Mercury passes over the face of the Sun (weather permitting)!
  • What Earth and Physical Sciences student featured employee featured York College Observatory student
  • When Nov 11, 2019 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM (America/New_York / UTC-500)
  • Where York Plaza (Guy R. Brewer Blvd entrance)
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  • Contact Phone 718-262-2082
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  • Let's hope for clear skies to enjoy this rare and unique event.
  • Mercury will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun on the morning of Nov 11.
  • Known as a transit, the planet will be apparent as a tiny silhouette on the luminous face of the Sun.
  • York astronomer Tim Paglione will have equipment set up for safe viewing of the Sun and Mercury all morning long, so any time you pass through the plaza before 1pm on Nov 11, stop to witness this nearly once-in-a-lifetime occurrence!