Merrillville Community Planetarium
Bringing the Universe to the Merrillville Schools and Northwest Indiana

Transit of Mercury

About 13 times per century, Mercury can be seen crossing in front of the face of the Sun. It occurred on November 11th, 2019 and won’t happen again until 2032. The only other planet to cross the face of our Sun as seen from Earth is Venus. This rare occurrence won’t happen again until 2117. To see a video of the transit of Mercury, go online to, then go to November 12, 2019.