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London, UK. 3rd May, 2016. Sequence of solar filtered telescope images show 5 groups of small sunspots dotted around the sun, visible through intermittent cloud. Astronomers worldwide are gearing up for the main event on Monday 9th May, the rare transit of the planet Mercury across the disk of the sun beginning at 11:12 UT (GMT) and ending 18:42 UT (GMT), and visible with telescopes fitted with solar filters. The next Mercury transits will take place in 2019 and 2032. Credit: Malcolm Park editorial/Alamy Live News

London, UK. 3rd May, 2016. Sequence of solar filtered telescope images show 5 groups of small sunspots dotted around the sun, visible through intermittent cloud. Astronomers worldwide are gearing up for the main event on Monday 9th May, the rare transit of the planet Mercury across the disk of the sun beginning at 11:12 UT (GMT) and ending 18:42 UT (GMT), and visible with telescopes fitted with solar filters. The next Mercury transits will take place in 2019 and 2032. Credit:  Malcolm Park editorial/Alamy Live News Stock Photo
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Malcolm Park sciences / Alamy Stock Photo

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10000 x 2914 px | 84.7 x 24.7 cm | 33.3 x 9.7 inches | 300dpi

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3 May 2016

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