This coming Wednesday (November 8, 2006), Mercury will pass in front of the sun. This is called a Transit of Mercury, and it happens, on average, only about once a decade. The last one was May 2003. The next one will be May 2016. The transit will take place mid-day Pacific Time (11:12AM to 4:10PM). The best viewing will be over the Pacific ocean and its shores, including the Western U.S., eastern Asia, and our friends in Australia and New Zealand. You'll need a telescope and the right eye protection to see it. Better yet, watch a webcast. See details here. Note: MacRumors will not be switching to macrumorslive to cover this event, but I think it's worth following anyway.