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On Monday, May 8th, Slooh gave us all a chance to see a rare event that occurs only about 13 times each century: Mercury crossing in front of the sun.

From about 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m, the event, known as the transit of Mercury, was live broadcast by Slooh.

See the path Mercury will traveled here:

“The transit of Mercury reminds us that all of the planets, including Earth, are in rapid and perpetual motion,” said Paul Cox, Slooh’s host, in a press release.

Slooh is a TIME partner. You can go to to join and watch this live broadcast, snap and share your own photos during the event, chat with audience members and interact with the hosts, and personally control Slooh’s telescopes.

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