Transit of Mercury - A few photos of the transit and trip

Edwin Rod

Here are a few highlights of the trip north from Wellington to enjoy the Transit and tomorrow I'm heading up for one night for the NZ astro photography weekend

Transit of Mercury

On 9 November 1769, Cook landed on the shores of the bay to observe a Transit of Mercury. In 1919, an area of land around Shakespeare Cliff was set aside, and a small memorial was constructed, based on the erroneous notion that it was the location of Cook's observations. But the actual site of Cook's landing and observation was the eastern end of Cook's Beach, near the Purangi estuary.

Mercury Bay


Nikon CoolPix P900
CMOS Sensor
Target - Subject
Scenery of the North Island
Cooks Beach
Nikkor 83X Wide Optical Zoom
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