Mercury Transit

DSC_0007On Monday, 2016 May 09, Mercury transit the Sun for the first time since 2006. The transit or passage of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. There are approximately 13 transits of Mercury each century. In comparison, transits of Venus occur in pairs with more than a century separating each pair.

This rare transit was observed using telescope at P.G. Department of Physics. The H.O.D Dr A.P. Radhakrishna, Coordinator Dr Deepak Dsilva, faculty members of the different P.G. and U.G. Departments, students and public witnessed the event.

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