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Watch the transit of Mercury live here!

From the comfort of your couch.

9 MAY 2016

On Monday May 9, the Solar System is putting on quite a show for us. For the first time in a decade, Mercury will pass between the Sun and Earth. If you've got the right gear (and favourable weather conditions), you can head outside and watch it for yourself. Otherwise, hang with us and stay glued to the live stream above, via Slooh.

The whole thing kicks off just after 7am EDT (9pm AEST, 11am UTC) on May 9, and Mercury will take around 8 hours to make its glorious way across the Sun.

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