Transit of Mercury, 11 November 2019: in pictures

A selection of some of the best images of the Mercury transit sent in by readers.

Neil Allen, Norwich. Equipment: iPhone 8, Sky-Watcher Equinox 80 refractor, TS Optics Herschel wedge.

On 11 November 2019, the planet Mercury passed across the face of the Sun from Earth’s perspective, in an event known as a Mercury transit.


We received a lot of images of the event from readers who’d manage to take advantage of good conditions and capture the planet’s silhouette as it drifted across the solar disc.

Here is a selection of some of our favourites.


If you managed to capture the Mercury transit, send your photo to us via email. Find details of how to do so here.