ANTALYA, Turkey 

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) live broadcast on Monday the rare transit of the planet Mercury across the Sun.

The celestial event was observed by the public at TUBITAK National Observatory, located in Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, as well as through the live telescope broadcast of the council that started at around 3.30 p.m. local time (1230GMT) and ended when the Sun descended to horizon.

The planetary transit was watched at Akdeniz University campus in Antalya, where the observatory experts informed the participants about the scene.

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