So did you see yesterday’s event? (Above is a snapshot of a movie of the event from a SOHO image capture sequence. Mercury is a tiny dot just below the structure on the right that is not far from one of the remarkably few sunspots on the sun at present (it is low season for them). Go there for more images to see Mercury in action.)
Joe Vandiver (centre, below) here at USC had a telescope set up for all on campus to view:
(Left to right: Jennifer Nakamatsu, Angella Johnson, Joe Vandiver, Veselin Filev (looking through telescope), and Tameem Albash.)
It might seem a bit silly, especially since so many seem apathetic or just take it all for granted these days, but I always feel a sort of connection to the “ancients” when viewing astronomical events like this.