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 Mercuryhttps://sciblogs.co.nz/out-of-space/2019/11/10/how-nz-was-put-on-world-maps-using-a-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.
Nikon CoolPix P900
Target - Subject
Scenery of the North Island
Nikkor 83X Wide Optical Zoom