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Mike Bradley hoping for a glimpse of the Mercury transit through a hole in the clouds.

We’d been watching the forecast for days, and it was not promising: Up to 100% cloud cover would prevent us from watching the Mercury transit at sunrise on 11 November 2019. As late as 5 AM I was posting on this website that the event was off. And then I got a phone call from Mike Bradley that he and Danny Sklazeski had gone down to the Roberts Creek pier and that there was some clear sky to the east. I raced down there to join Mike and Danny. There was indeed a narrow gap in the clouds to the east giving us a nice view of Mount Baker. Unfortunately by the time the sun rose the clouds were closing that gap and we never actually got a view of the transit. We held on for a while just in case another opening presented itself, but then it started to sprinkle rain and we packed it in.

Before we left we did have a chance to interact with some people out walking their dogs and a few other club members dropped in to see if we’d had any luck.

Charles Ennis, 2nd VP, RASC

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Telescopes ready… if only the sky was


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