Planet Mercury Transit to appear Dot on Monday
Planet mercury transit to appears dot on Monday in several parts of India, a rare astronomical phenomenon that occurs only 13 times in a Century. Planet will be seen as a small black dot travelling from one limb of the solar disc to the other as the sun.
The Sun, Mercury and the earth will be lined up in a one plane. The transit of mercury had occurred on November 6, 2006 when just end of the event was visible from the extreme north-eastern parts of India at sunrise.
The event can be seen for about 2 hours 20 minutes as it will start at 4.41 pm and sunset will take place at 7.01 pm. The planet appears as a dot on the disc because its angular size is very small compared with the sun as seen from the earth.
‘’ The phenomenon is a relatively rare one which occurs 13 or 14 times in a century. It occurred in May and November the interval between one November transit and next November transit may be 7,13 or 33 years’’. Ministry of Earth Science.
States, transit times
Kolkata, the event will start at 4.41 pm duration of about 1 hour 26 minutes planet Mercury appear dot can be seen.
‘’Mumbai, start at 4.41 pm and it can be seen for 2 hour 24 minutes, while Chennai the event will start at 4.41pm and it can be seen for duration of about 1 hour 45 minutes’’.
The Planet mercury transit will be visible from most parts of Asia, South Eastern parts and Japan, Europe, Africa, Greenland, South America, North America, Artic, North Atlantic Ocean and much of the Pacific Ocean area.
The next transit of Mercury will take place on November 11, 2019 but event cannot be seen from India. Because as the same sunset time of all places in the country, but transit of Mercury on November 13, 2032 will be visible again from India.