Transit of Mercury

The last transit of Mercury until 2032 will happen on November 11, 2019, as Mercury passes directly between Earth and the sun. It will look like a small black silhouette moving slowly across the sun's disk from just after sunrise until minutes after noon. The Lafayette Science Museum Observatory (LASMO) will live stream the event so that anyone can follow it from home, work, or school. In case of clouds, below are links to other public observatories also streaming the event. This is a cooperative project of public observatories associated with planetariums that are members of the Southeastern Planetarium Association (SEPA) and the Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society (MAPS). Remember: Never look directly at the sun!

Observatory Live Streams

Lafayette Science Museum Observatory (LASMO)

Observation planned from 6:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. CST Viewers must subscribe to the "Lafayette Science Museum" YouTube channel, and will be notified as we go live.

3M Observatory at Raritan Valley Community College

Streaming hours: 8am-1:05pm EST

Boeing Observatory: South Carolina State Museum

Streaming hours: 10:00am-1:05pm EST

Tellus Observatory: Tellus Science Museum

Streaming hours: 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST