On 11 November 2019, the planet Mercury will pass between the Earth and Sun. Between 12:35 and 16:22 GMT, the dark spot of the planet's shadow will move across the Sun's disc.


Remember: NEVER look at the Sun directly without eye protection such as a solar filter.


You can read more about the event, including how to observe the transit of Mercury for yourself, here.


Elizabeth Pearson
Ezzy PearsonScience journalist

Ezzy Pearson is the Features Editor of BBC Sky at Night Magazine. Her first book about the history of robotic planetary landers is out now from The History Press.