Local colleges postpone viewings of Mercury transit until 2032

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—Local colleges canceled planned viewings of Monday’s Mercury transit due to weather.

Both Indiana University South Bend and the University of Notre Dame had planned events to watch as Mercury passed across the middle of the sun on Monday.

Departments at both schools tweeted out cancellations of their viewing events, citing cloud cover and snow.

According to NASA, a Mercury transit only occurs 13 times in 100 years.

Nasa tweeted on Monday morning that the next Mercury transit would not be until 2032.

Read more about the Mercury transit here

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