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Transit of Mercury


Transit_Mercury_PerTybjergAldrich_201605091419UTMay 9, 2016 the inner most planet of the Solar System passed in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. The weather in Denmark was perfect for viewing the entire transit and I made a number of photos. The photo above was shot at 14:19 Universal Time (= 16:19 Danish Daylight Saving Hours) and Mercury is seen as a distinct round dark spot to the left of the center of the Sun. The other dark flecks on the surface of the Sun are sunspots.


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