Mercury in transit

Wings on your heels, solar wind in your hair
You dance across the face of Sol
No message, no concern
for Earthly human cares


My astro buddy Paul Sutherland of got some spectacular shots from his home in Deal, Kent, England. This one shows the early stages of the transition, Mercury is the dark grey dot, as opposed to the pale blue dot towards the western edge of the Sun’s disc.


Here’s another shot of the 9th May 2016 transit of the planet Mercury crossing the face of the Sun taken by Pete G with an 8″ Dobsonian telescope and a Canon G16 Power Shot digital camera.

May 9th Mercury Transit across the sun

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