Mercury in the sky – level 1

12-05-2016 07:00

This news is about a planet. It is Mercury. It passes between Earth and the Sun. This happens on Monday. You can see it from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

You can watch it for 7 hours. Mercury is in front of the Sun. It looks like a small black circle. It does not cover the Sun. You must be careful. You have to protect your eyes when you look. The Sun can hurt your eyes. Looking into the Sun is dangerous.

Mercury passes between Earth and the Sun 13 times every century. It passes again on November 11th, 2019.

Difficult words: pass (to move), careful (try to be safe), hurt (if you are hurt, something bad happens to a part of your body).

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