Mercury makes rare move across the sun

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A relatively rare move for Mercury.

The smallest planet is appearing this morning as a tiny black dot on the face of the sun, and it’s expected to last for about 7 ½ hours – until about 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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The last time this happened was in 2006, and it’ll happen again three years from now.

But it won’t happen again until 2032. NASA says all of Mercury can be seen in the eastern U.S. and Canada, as well as most of western Europe and South America.

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