The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), will organize a special event on Nov. 11 to observe a rare transit of the planet Mercury across the face of the Sun, the council said in a written statement on Thursday.

The TUBITAK National Observatory, located in Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, will bring the celestial event to the public, while the observation in Turkey will start at around 3.30 p.m. local time (1230GMT) on Nov. 11, and will end till the Sun descends to horizon, the statement said.

A live observation broadcast of a planetary transit, when Mercury

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