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Space Photos of the Week: Transit of Mercury 2019

Of all the planets in our solar system, Mercury is probably the most underrated. It does not feel like swirling clouds, rings or feathers. It does not even have an atmosphere. This small rocky body has a history of volcanism and even water ice in its craters. Mercury is also involved in a special resonance with Jupiter (think of a …

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Watch as Mercury crosses the sun in the glorious 4K-BGR

Monday was a big day for astronomers around the world as it offered a rare opportunity to observe Mercury crossing the Sun. If you missed all the hype in the run-up to the event, the bad news is that you missed the chance to follow it live. However, the good news is that NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has looked …

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SDO has caught the mercury transit from space space

Wow! Take a look at these space-based views of the Mercury transit from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. <! – -> [NASA] Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) had a seat on the ring on Monday, November 11, 2019, when Mercury crossed the sun until 2032 on the last Mercury transit. The video above shows the sun images of SDO – during the …

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Mercury wanders through the sun: See photo

Mercury had a rare celestial event on Monday when stargazers saw the planet as a small black dot between the Sun and Earth. The event, known as Mercury Transit, began approximately at 7:00 am, and lasted more than five hours. The smallest planet of the solar system is also closest to the sun. The East Coast, Canada, South and Central …

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The Mercury Transit of 2019 has begun!

Grab your eclipse goggles or protected astronomical equipment, for Mercury marches over the sun as we speak . The planet closest to the sun began its transition – an apparent transition through the sun from the perspective of the earth – at 7:35 EST (1235 GMT) and continues its journey for 5.5 hours. It will be visible in the US …

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How to see how Mercury passes by the sun today?

While Mercury travels around the Sun every 88 days, its inclined orbit means that it travels between Earth and Sun only about 13 times per century. This time, transit is visible in many regions (including Europe and Africa), but people in North and South America have the best visibility. I have to be very careful. If Mercury could speak (and …

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A transit from Mercury was first seen in 1631 and almost ignored

A composite image of Mercury's journey across the Sun in 2016. NASA The passage of Mercury before the Sun will take place on Monday, a rare event that reappears only in 2032. Astronomers have been observing the sky crossing for nearly four centuries, but the first reliable observation in 1631 was so different from what scientists had then expected it …

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