- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Anyone interested in watching the planet Mercury pass in front of the sun can get a glimpse at the Hyde Observatory in Lincoln.

The observatory on the south side of Holmes Lake will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday for the event.

The last time Mercury crossed in front of the sun was in 2006, and that wasn’t visible from Lincoln.

A telescope is needed to see Mercury as it crosses the sun, but special filtration is needed to protect the vision of everyone watching.

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