We at St.Philomena College, Puttur, affiliated to Mangalore University, India, set up our 6 inch reflecting type astronomical telescope and projected the Sun on white board and observed the rare celestial  event - Mercury  Transit on 9th of May from 4.45 pm onwards.  

we could see the "SUN SPOT" on the image of the sun and then a black dot - the mercury and its transition - as time pass. Enthusiasts  - teachers, students & general public - gathered on that hot sunny evening time to watch the celestial event.  Great day. 

Transit of Mercury


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  • Hi, We also very happy to say that, we too observed the beautiful phenomena of "Mercury Transit" at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, INDIA, by using telescope on 9th May 2016. It was awesome experience. I thank department of Physics of our University, Specifically Dr. Vyasa Upadhyaya HOD, Dept. of Physics, MIT, Manipal for such wonderful opportunity.
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