REMEMBER IT IS VERY UNWISE TO LOOK AT THE SUN unless you have the proper astronomical filters for the purpose. IT IS SAFER TO PROJECT THE SUN'S IMAGE ONTO A SCREEN. Never look through view finders at the sun. instead look at the shadow of the instrument on a card. When the shadow is as small as it can be it is pointing towards the sun. NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN IT CAN BLIND YOU !
SOLAR TRANSIT OF MERCURY MAY 9th 2016
TIMES FOR SCARBOROUGH NORTH YORKSHIRE:
SOLAR TRANSIT OF MERCURY MAY 9th 2016 INGRESS STARTS at 11h 12 UT (add 1 hour for local Summer Time)
TRANSIT OF MERCURY INTERIOR CONTACT OF INGRESS is at 11h 15 UT
TRANSIT OF MERCURY INTERIOR CONTACT OF EGRESS is at 18h 37 UT
TRANSIT OF MERCURY EGRESS COMPLETE - TRANSIT ENDS 18h 40 UT
THE DAYLIGHT HEMISPHERE OF THE EARTH AT THE KEY TIMES OF THE TRANSIT
This Transit of Mercury can be seen in its entirety from: United Kingdom and Western Europe, western Africa, the Eastern parts of North America, and almost all of South America. The NEXT TRANSIT OF MERCURY is in NOVEMBER, 2019, the last one took place in November 2006, and before that, in May 2003.
(For interest, the next Solar Transit involving the planet Venus is on DECEMBER 11, 2117 !)