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