Transit of Mercury
Around lunchtime on Armistice Day, the moon-sized planet Mercury will begin a slow, stately progress across the face of the sun.
It’s journey will take over 5 hours and not finally finish until after sunset in the British Isles.
Anyone wishing to observe the transit on Monday afternoon should on no account look directly at the sun, but project its image through a telescope onto a white sheet of card or paper.
The Ely Astronomy Club will establish an observing point (weather permitting) from approximately 1pm, with a couple of astronomical telescopes near the Crimean War Cannon on the Cathedral Green, Ely. The event will last until approximately 3pm, or as long as the sun remains in an observable position in the sky.
All interested members of the public in Ely will be more than welcome to join us.