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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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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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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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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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The mercury transit through the sun will brighten your Monday

According to NASA, a so-called Mercury transit occurs only 13 times in 100 years and will not be seen from North America or from anywhere until 2032 in the next 30 years. Starting at 7:35 ET, it will take more than five hours for Mercury to get from one side of the sun to the other. This means that observers …

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Teach your children the 2019 Mercury Transit with this NASA guide

Mercury will fly across the sun on Monday (from Earth's perspective), and NASA has a whole range of materials ready for children. The agency urges educators, parents and guardians not to miss the opportunity to do real-time science with children as the next transit will not take place until 2032. If the weather outside is good and you have the …

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