Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 15 December 2019

Mercury transits the Sun in rare cosmic event - in pictures

The next instance the Solar System's smallest planet will pass between the Sun and Earth is in 2032

Mercury drifted across the face of the Sun on Monday in a rare cosmic event.

Stargazers used solar-filtered binoculars and telescopes to view Mercury — a tiny black dot — as it passed between Earth and the Sun on Monday.

Mercury is the Solar System's smallest, innermost planet. The next transit will be in 2032.

Updated: November 12, 2019 07:13 PM

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