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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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lisa_thecat
May. 11th, 2016 05:35 pm (UTC)
NASA has the coolest stuff. Have you seen the black hole flare?
gaeln
May. 15th, 2016 05:13 pm (UTC)
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?
gaeln
May. 26th, 2016 03:11 am (UTC)
Thank you!!
7wildwaysup
May. 11th, 2016 05:42 pm (UTC)
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
gaeln
May. 15th, 2016 05:15 pm (UTC)
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!
techgirl_on_ij
May. 11th, 2016 06:22 pm (UTC)
The sun's surface totally blew my mind! Thank you for posting this!
gaeln
May. 15th, 2016 05:16 pm (UTC)
I love blowing someone's mind so, you are more than welcome :)
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