It only occurs around 13 times a century - but today is one of those days when you should be able to see the Transit of Mercury from Huddersfield.

The planet Mercury will pass between the sun and the Earth and it should be visible from town but you need to know how to watch it carefully. But beware as looking at the sun with the naked eye can be dangerous and harmful.

Transit of Mercury

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For around seven hours, Mercury should be visible as a tiny black spot. But to get the best view, NASA recommends a telescope or high-powered binoculars fitted with solar filters made of specially-coated glass or Mylar,

If you don't have a filter, don't try to look directly at the sun, including through your phone camera.

The transit starts at 12.12pm and ends at 7.41pm. So enjoy the show but please don't look at the sun!

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