Live: Mercury makes rare move across the Sun

In a rare astronomical phenomenon that occurs only 13 times in a century, planet Mercury was seen as a dot on the solar disc from several parts of India today.

Spot it: The smallest planet appeared as a tiny black dot on the face of the sun.

The transit of Mercury was visible from most parts of of Asia, Europe, Africa, Greenland, South America, North America, Arctic, North Atlantic Ocean and much of the Pacific Ocean area.

To catch a glimpse, viewers need binoculars or telescopes with protective solar filters. Mercury’s journey can also be seen via a livestream on NASA’s website .

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