- Aug 21, 2010
Is anyone observing this event? Skies here in rural eastern North Dakota are still a bit hazy thanks to a Canadian burn, but viewing conditions are good. In my Orion Starblast 4.5" reflector, Mercury appears to be moving from right to left at an angle across the upper half of the sun. It appears that Mercury will have soon reach approximately the latitude of the sun's equator, and have passed it, into the lower half of the sun, by egress. I take it the planet is actually moving left to right across the lower half, but will pass the equator into the upper half of the solar disc by agress. The angle of its movement relative to earth is quite pronounced.