MERCURY has transited across the Sun in an event that's only visible from Earth about 13 times a century.

The astronomy phenomenon was watched all over the world yesterday on live streams and with modified binoculars and telescopes.

Mercury's transit across the Sun on November 11 was the last time you'll be able to watch this happen until 2032.

The planet took around five hours to complete its journey.

The Argus:

Robin Durant took this in Westdene, Brighton

In Sussex, the Sun set at around 4.17pm but Mercury began its transit at 12.35pm and reached the Sun's centre at around 3.19pm.

On average, mercury transits the Sun once per decade although it did last transit in 2016.