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Transit of Mercury, 7 May 2003
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The transit of Mercury on May 7th, 2003 was visible at three GONG sites.
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On Wednesday, 2003 May 07, Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 1999. The entire event will be widely visible from the Europe, Africa and Asia as shown in the map in figure 1. Japan Australia, and New Zealand will witness the beginning of the transit but the Sun will set before the event ends. Similarly, observers in western Africa, eastern North America and eastern South America will see the end of the event since the transit will already be in progress at sunrise from those regions.
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On the morning of 7 May 2003, astronomers, students and members of the public observed a transit of Mercury from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (ROG).
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