Midnight In The Desert — Mercury

'Mercury in retrograde': Should we expect 3 weeks of bad luck?

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'Mercury in retrograde': Should we expect 3 weeks of bad luck?

If you're experiencing a spell of bad luck, many people may ask you the same question: is Mercury in retrograde? Astrologists believe the planet is to blame for bringing periods of misfortune down to Earth – and it's about to happen again on Thursday. Mercury is expected to enter retrograde, appearing to turn the opposite direction in relation to other planets within its solar system, for the first time in 2018 ast approximately 7:19 p.m. ET on Thursday. It will remain in that position until April 15. "Normally, the planets move west-to-east through the stars at night. This is referred...

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NASA releases stunning Mercury transit video

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NASA releases stunning Mercury transit video

NASA has released a stunning video of Mercury passing between the Earth and Sun Monday -- a rare astronomical event called planetary transit. The event only happens 13 times per century. “Although Mercury zooms around the sun every 88 days, Earth, the sun and Mercury rarely align,” explained NASA, in a recent post on its website. “And because Mercury orbits in a plane that is tilted from Earth’s orbit, it usually moves above or below our line of sight to the sun.” Monday’s Mercury transit began just after 7 a.m. ET and ended shortly before 3 p.m. ET. “Transits provide...

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