This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
00:48

Space: Mercury makes rare transit across the Sun

Space, Space
November 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

00:48
Pool for subscribers only
No Account? Sign up!
Description

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

Trending
Top downloads in last 24 hours
View all videos
03:59
Italy: Coronavirus case confirmed in northern Italy
February 21 at 18:56 GMT +00:00
03:06
Iran: Health Minister Namaki takes stock after coronavirus deaths
February 22 at 11:38 GMT +00:00
01:18
Iran: Voters wear face masks at polling stations amid coronavirus fears
February 21 at 13:10 GMT +00:00
03:04
Iran: Residents express concerns following coronavirus deaths in Iran
February 20 at 16:42 GMT +00:00
01:44
Flamingo paradise! Pat of pink birds invades lake in Kazakhstan
February 22 at 12:39 GMT +00:00
03:44
Russia: Private WWII museum welcomes military equipment lovers
February 22 at 17:43 GMT +00:00
02:52
USA: Quarantined Diamond Princess evacuee offers glimpse of his living space
February 22 at 20:18 GMT +00:00
03:30
France: Yellow Vest protesters clash with police in Lille
February 22 at 21:18 GMT +00:00
01:43
Germany: Hanau rally honours victims of deadly attack
February 22 at 17:41 GMT +00:00
04:17
Indian Trump super-fan worships life-sized POTUS statue in Talangana village
February 23 at 04:23 GMT +00:00
02:04
Syria: SAA convoy seen heading towards Idlib for reinforcements
February 22 at 09:07 GMT +00:00
02:29
Syria: Clashes continue between SAA and Turkish-backed militants in Idlib countryside
February 22 at 07:59 GMT +00:00
03:03
Germany: Protesters rally against construction of Tesla plant near Berlin
February 22 at 15:09 GMT +00:00
01:49
Syria: Damascus-Aleppo M5 highway opens to public
February 22 at 20:53 GMT +00:00
02:27
Brazil: Afro-Brazilian female resistance carnival kicks off in Sao Paulo
February 22 at 13:38 GMT +00:00
01:09
Germany: Footage captures aftermath of Hanau shooting inside Arena cafe
February 22 at 00:23 GMT +00:00
01:59
Germany: Members of Kurdish community pay tribute to Hanau shooting victims
February 22 at 18:14 GMT +00:00
01:54
Italy: Codogno on lockdown after 14 new coronavirus cases confirmed
February 22 at 15:18 GMT +00:00
02:41
Italy: Locals speak of fear and panic following regional coronavirus outbreak
February 22 at 13:04 GMT +00:00
01:25
UK: Diamond Princess evacuees arrive at quarantine hospital
February 22 at 20:26 GMT +00:00
01:29
Algeria: First anniversary of anti-govt. protest movement marked by clashes
February 22 at 19:11 GMT +00:00
03:31
Germany: Citizens react to proposed security increases outside Cologne mosque
February 21 at 20:49 GMT +00:00
02:26
Germany: Johnny Depp leads world premiere of Minamata at Berlinale
February 22 at 01:38 GMT +00:00
02:52
Australia: Thousands march in Melbourne climate protest
February 22 at 12:10 GMT +00:00
02:39
UK: Roger Waters calls for Assange to be spared extradition at London rally
February 22 at 15:57 GMT +00:00
02:11
Dionysus worshippers celebrate Phallephoria with giant phallus in Athens
February 23 at 02:08 GMT +00:00
01:48
USA: Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder in devastating display
February 23 at 09:11 GMT +00:00
02:45
USA: Bloomberg 'has no right to buy the presidency' - Sanders on eve of Nevada caucuses
February 22 at 09:22 GMT +00:00
03:25
Colombia: Clashes erupt between police and students in Bogota
February 22 at 10:55 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:27
USA: Stone has 'very good chance of exoneration' - Trump, after fmr adviser gets prison sentence
February 21 at 01:08 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:54
Japan: World leaders pose for G20 group photo
June 28, 2019 at 04:48 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:37
Japan: No normalisation of relations until Russia stops ‘destabilising activity’ – May to Putin
June 28, 2019 at 10:15 GMT +00:00
03:45
USA: El Paso Walmart reopens 3 months after mass shooting
November 14, 2019 at 23:58 GMT +00:00
01:57
USA: Candlelight vigil held for victims of mass shooting in Dayton
August 05, 2019 at 02:46 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:03
USA: Trump admin rolls out 'public charge' rule targeting migrants dependent on benefits
August 12, 2019 at 17:41 GMT +00:00
02:36
Italy: Suspected coronavirus spreader tested negative - investigations continue
February 21 at 22:28 GMT +00:00
04:25
Italy: Health officials comment on recovery of first coronavirus patients in Italy
February 22 at 14:59 GMT +00:00
View all videos