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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:47 pm 
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Mercury will cross sun in astronomical event
November 7, 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An infrequent astronomical sight -- tiny Mercury inching across the surface of the sun -- takes place Wednesday in North and South America and Thursday in Australia and Asia.

But the event will not be visible in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India because it will be nighttime.

You will need the right kind of telescope to see it.

Mercury is so tiny -- 1/194th the size of the sun -- and looking at the sun is so dangerous to the eyes that viewing must be done with a properly outfitted telescope or online telescope cameras, experts say.



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man...astronomers must be going crazy over this one.

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