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Space: Mercury makes rare transit across the Sun

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noviembre 11, 2019 at 23:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

The planet Mercury passed between the Sun and Earth on Monday, in a rare event seen from various positions across the globe.

Footage shows Mercury making a transit across the surface of the Sun, as could be seen on various monitors.

The phenomenon that reportedly occurs only 13 times in a century lasted about 5 hours and 29 minutes.

The next Mercury transit won't happen until 2032 and 2039.​

Mandatory credit: Sky-live.tv/IAC

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The planet Mercury passed between the Sun and Earth on Monday, in a rare event seen from various positions across the globe.

Footage shows Mercury making a transit across the surface of the Sun, as could be seen on various monitors.

The phenomenon that reportedly occurs only 13 times in a century lasted about 5 hours and 29 minutes.

The next Mercury transit won't happen until 2032 and 2039.​

Mandatory credit: Sky-live.tv/IAC

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