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NASA's SDO Captures Mercury Transit Time-lapse
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FROM NASA Goddard YouTube Channel
Around 13 times per century, Mercury passes between Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. The 2016 Mercury transit occurred on May 9, between roughly 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. EDT.



You know the planets are real but seeing them like this, in transit, makes them seem even more so. Such a little world tranversing the face of our beautiful star.

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NASA has the coolest stuff. Have you seen the black hole flare?

NASA does have the coolest stuff. I don't believe I have seen the black hole flare although I sure would love to. Can you direct to where I'd need to go?

Mercury passing between the Sun and the Earth is impressive, but the Sun's surface is amazing!

Thanks for bringing me a little science to ponder...

Hugs darling ~ Kathleen

It is pretty amazing how much different the sun's surface can look depending on what what light filters are being used. Always amazing though and you are more than welcome!

The sun's surface totally blew my mind! Thank you for posting this!

I love blowing someone's mind so, you are more than welcome :)

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