Planet Mercury Crosses Sun In Cool & Rare Event
If you are a fan of space, the planets, sci-fi like me then you should know that will be a cool and rare planetary event happening on Monday May 9th. Its going most of the day or as long as the weather and clouds permit. And if you have a really good telescope with a sun filter (which many people probably don't have) there will still be plenty of ways to view it in Lansing.
The event is sort of like an eclipse but instead of the sun being completely covered it will only be partially blocked by the planet Mercury. Mercury's rotation around the sun will be right in our paths on Monday (an event that only happens once every 30 years or so) and will show up like a black dot on the massive face of the sun in the sky.
If you wanna view this Lansing has a way for you to view it as telescopes will be set up outside the Abrams Planetarium on the campus of Michigan State University. The viewing there will begin about 8:30 a.m. and run until the end of the Mercury move or until clouds or weather permits it.