There’s a little black spot on the Sun today

That’s Mercury up there.

Starting 2:12pm EST, the planet Mercury will be traveling between the Sun and Earth. Viewable, (in parts of the world), as a little speck that will take about five hours to glide across the lower part of the Sun. If you miss this one live and in person, don’t worry the next time it will happen will be just around the corner in 2016.

There are several websites out there giving details on how to view the event safely. More info at Discovery Channel, NASA, and NASA‘s 2006 Mercury Transit Live Broadcast.

As always kiddies, don’t look directly into the Sun.