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Mercury in transit

Mankind has only explored four percent of the universe and every now and again, a bit of space comes close to earth.

Mercury crossed the sun Monday (6 May), from the morning till afternoon, this quarter century phenomenon captured the attention of space enthusiasts world wide.

UCCI’s space observatory paid close attention and documented Mercury’s movements all day.

“The transit of Mercury means that Mercury, which is the inner most planet of our solar system passes between the earth and the sun and this is all predictable with special mathematics and when you know its coming you can see a little black dot just going across the front surface of the sun,” said Dr. Bill Hrudey, UCCI Observatory Director.

The transit of Mercury will next be visible on Earth in 2019.

 

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Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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