Tuesday, May 17, 2016

MERCURY TRANSIT ACROSS THE SUN




On May 9, 2016, Mercury passed directly between the Sun and Earth, making a transit of the Sun. Mercury transits happen about 13 times each century. NASA's SDO studies the Sun 24/7 and captured the eight-hour event. The images of Mercury's journey across the Sun were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. 


Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.


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