News from the Chair

Transit of Mercury

Monday, November 11, 2019 8 am - 11 am

On Monday, November 11, 2019 a rare celestial event occurred.

Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, passed between the Sun and Earth, visibly crossing the surface of the Sun from our viewpoint.

Mercury appeared as a small black dot moving across the face of the Sun. This type of event will not happen again in Albuquerque until 2032.

UNM Campus Observatory
The UNM Campus Observatory was open for the public for this event.

See the UNM Newsroom article.

Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of New Mexico
Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Sciences building (PAÍS)
210 Yale NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-277-1520 fax