Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Watch This STUNNING Video Of Mercury's Transit

Hey Space Placers!

If you were unable to see Monday's transit of Mercury across the Sun check out this STUNNING video done by the talented people at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. They used multi-wavelength images taken during the event by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft to compose the video and added some very nice music. Wow.

Watch it a couple of times and truly comprehend what we are seeing - a planet in orbit around our star  passing across its immense sphere complete with solar activity. This transit event really brings home the 3-D nature of our solar system.

Sky Guy in STILL Cloudy VA

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