TRANSIT OF MERCURY: On Monday morning, May 9th, Mercury will pass directly between Earth and the sun, producing a rare transit visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa and parts of Asia.
Tomorrow, May 9th, the planet Mercury will pass in front of the sun, producing an inky-black spot on the solar disk. You may catch it live on the Internet, courtesy of the Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, Georgia. - Space Weather
|Early Roman bronze statuette of Mercury, found near Huis, France (British Museum)|
Mercury (/ˈmɜːrkjᵿri/; Latin: Mercurius [mɛrˈkʊr.jʊs] About this sound listen (help·info)) is a major Roman god, being one of the Dii Consentes within the ancient Roman pantheon. He is the patron god of financial gain, commerce, eloquence (and thus poetry), messages/communication (including divination), travelers, boundaries, luck, trickery and thieves; he is also the guide of souls to the underworld.