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    BillOB
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    The following is a NASA site that gives the transits of Mercury over seven centuries.

    http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/catalog/MercuryCatalog.html

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    “During May transits, the apparent diameters of the Sun and Mercury are 1902 and 12 arc-seconds, respectively. Thus, Mercury appears to be 1/158 the size of the Sun. In contrast, the apparent diameters of the Sun and Mercury during November transits are 1937 and 10 arc-seconds, respectively. So then Mercury appears to be 1/194 the size of the Sun.”

    And, for you Andy, there is a spreadsheet you can download. It gives the start and finish times and also how much you can see at your location.

    #13431
    BillOB
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    You beat me Andy.

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