Mercury can now be seen approaching the Sun as of May 5th (11am CDT) to the left in the last few frames. Currently, Mercury is 4th magnitude and not showing up very brightly in this SOHO view, because the nighttime side of the planet is currently facing towards us (mostly).
Transit of Mercury on May 9, 2016
Area of Earth that will see a Complete transit
Area of Earth that will see a partial transit after sunrise
Area of Earth that will see a partial transit before sunset
Area of Earth that will see no transit
These are four views views of Earth where Mercury can be seen in its entirety going across the Sun, not at all, or in-between.
Our Moon on May 7- May 9, 2016, 45 minutes after sunset.
New Moon is on May 6th.
The software for this image is free and can be found at http://www.stellarium.org/.
It's also great to use if you want to know what the Moon looks like three days or three years from now.
It's very easy to use! (My fireflies are rugged in all weather conditions!)
Annular Eclipse of the Sun Over Africa On September 1, 2016
Opposition of Mars and Saturn for 2016 in the Constellations of Libra and Scorpius
Total Eclipse of the Moon on January 31, 2018 as Seen from the United States
Updated on May 5, 2016