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If by any chance you can see the Sun at present (DO NOT LOOK AT IT) but Mercury is passing across the face of it. Doesn't often happen, the next time isn't until 2032. The transit ends at about 18.00.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/sci...environment-50377436

The transit can only happen when Mercury, the Sun and the Earth are in a straight line.

 

Trivial point re Mercury. Because of the speed it rotates as it's going round the Sun, each Mercurian day lasts two Mercurian years

El Loro
~Sparkling Summer~ posted:

Hi Moonie you’ve been productive! I feel like I haven’t seen you in ages, it’s good to see you  

 

it’s been crazy here, lots of redecoration and projects going on, friends in need and all my usual busy life stuff  

Hi Sweet 

Well, semi-productive anyway 

It does seem like quite a while Sweet. Nice to see you too 

Sounds just like you 

Moonie
Moonie posted:
Yogi19 posted:
Moonie posted:
Yogi19 posted:

Evening all 

lol at the screeching penguin, El 

Good to have you back, Summer 

Well done on getting your shopping done and rent paid, Moonie 

Fankoo Yogi 

I hope your day has been a good one  


Busy but fine, thanks 

That’s good, not the busy but the fine  


Even busier tomorrow- got the tiddlers on a sleepover.

Goodnight and sweet dreams, Moonie 

Hug for any night owls 

Yogi19
Yogi19 posted:
Moonie posted:
Yogi19 posted:
Moonie posted:
Yogi19 posted:

Evening all 

lol at the screeching penguin, El 

Good to have you back, Summer 

Well done on getting your shopping done and rent paid, Moonie 

Fankoo Yogi 

I hope your day has been a good one  


Busy but fine, thanks 

That’s good, not the busy but the fine  


Even busier tomorrow- got the tiddlers on a sleepover.

Goodnight and sweet dreams, Moonie 

Hug for any night owls 

Oh, I hope you and the little ones have a lovely time together  

 

Night night, sleep well, sweet dreams Yogi, Rosss and night callers, should there be any   

Moonie

night EL moons summer if you pop in

El Loro posted:

If by any chance you can see the Sun at present (DO NOT LOOK AT IT) but Mercury is passing across the face of it. Doesn't often happen, the next time isn't until 2032. The transit ends at about 18.00.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/sci...environment-50377436

The transit can only happen when Mercury, the Sun and the Earth are in a straight line.

 

Trivial point re Mercury. Because of the speed it rotates as it's going round the Sun, each Mercurian day lasts two Mercurian years

that was really fascinating EL and  didn't realise it was happening

Rocking Ros Rose

Moonie, it's become very cloudy, windy and bits of rain here.

 

Just been to the local post office to return a box of files to a client - should get there tomorrow. When he sent me the box he'd used Royal Mail special delivery Β£26.60. I used ParcelForce express 24 which would have cost Β£21.12 but I got a discount so paid a net Β£17.95. 2 lever arch files both full with paper so heavy. He lives 100 miles away so travelling to deliver the files would be a lot more expensive and time consuming.

El Loro
El Loro posted:

Moonie, it's become very cloudy, windy and bits of rain here.

 

Just been to the local post office to return a box of files to a client - should get there tomorrow. When he sent me the box he'd used Royal Mail special delivery Β£26.60. I used ParcelForce express 24 which would have cost Β£21.12 but I got a discount so paid a net Β£17.95. 2 lever arch files both full with paper so heavy. He lives 100 miles away so travelling to deliver the files would be a lot more expensive and time consuming.

Nice discount El 

Moonie
Moonie posted:
El Loro posted:

Moonie, it's become very cloudy, windy and bits of rain here.

 

Just been to the local post office to return a box of files to a client - should get there tomorrow. When he sent me the box he'd used Royal Mail special delivery Β£26.60. I used ParcelForce express 24 which would have cost Β£21.12 but I got a discount so paid a net Β£17.95. 2 lever arch files both full with paper so heavy. He lives 100 miles away so travelling to deliver the files would be a lot more expensive and time consuming.

Nice discount El 

I have emailed that client so that he knows he should be able to send files to me for less cost than he has paid. I assume that his local Post Office covers ParcelForce as well as Royal Mail.

El Loro