Last night Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen & E-Street Band kicked off their European tour in Rotterdam. We had a great night and got home around 03.00 hours this morning.
I totally forgot the Mercury transit. However when I got up this morning, with "Born to Run" still stuck in my head, I looked out of the window. It was a blue sky with nothing but the sun, and I suddenly realized: The Mercury transit; and running I did!
I rushed into my garage, hauled out all the equipment, and within ten minutes I sat at the eyepiece.
The photo to the right shows it all!
It was 8.30 UT. Of course I missed the first and second contact, but there was plenty of time to make a sketch and to observe third and fourth contact.