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Mercury Transit Viewing

 Update #2- Cancelled 

Due to the predicted 90-100 percent cloud cover from 8 am on, the Mercury Transit Viewing has been cancelled.


Update:The weather is not looking good for viewing the transit on Monday. It is currently predicted to be 92% cloud cover in the morning hours. If we need to cancel, it will be posted on the Black Moshannon State Park Facebook page and in the event page on facebook. We will try to post the cancellation by 4 pm on Sunday, if the weather forecast doesn't change by then.


Watch Mercury move in front of the sun! This will be the last Mercury transit until 2032, and the last one visible in PA until 2049! Meet at Boat Launch #2 on West Side Road to view the Mercury transit through the solar telescope. Additional parking is available at the fishing pier. The transit will begin around 7 am, be in the center at 10:20 am, and end around 1 pm. We will also be discussing interesting facts about the sun and mercury throughout the day. This program will be cancelled if it is to rain all day or be complete cloud cover. We will hold the program if it is partly cloudy. Any cancellations will be announced on the Black Moshannon State Park facebook page.

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00am to 1:00pm

Black Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver Road, Philipsburg, PA 16866-9519


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