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NASA Nov 11
Q: What did Mercury say when it was asked to line up between Earth & the Sun? A: I'll pass! ๐Ÿ˜Ž We witnessed a rare treat during today's , which only happens ~13 times a century! Revel in the views captured our -observing satellite:
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god Free World Nov 11
My photo of the from this morning. Mercury is the *tiny* speck in the center of the disc of the Sun. For planet size comparison the second image is of the transit of Venus in 2012 (there were many sunspots at that time).
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๐•„๐•ค. ๐•โ„ ๐ŸŒป Nov 11
And during the ... ๐Ÿ›ธ Haters will say itโ€™s fake... ยฉ๏ธMyself ๐Ÿคก
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Jason Major Nov 11
Here's a Nikon dSLR shot @ 600mm (cropped) from today's , captured about an hour into it. That little dot on the lower left is Mercury, 62.8 million miles away, passing between Earth and the Sun. The next time this will be visible from my location is May 7, 2049.
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NASA Moon Nov 11
A during the day and a full Moon at night! As winter sets in, this full Moon is called the Beaver or Frost Moonโ„๏ธ Technically, the Moon will be opposite the Sun at 13:34 UTC on November 12th, but it appears full tonight & tomorrow night.
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Eric Nov 15
Mercury passing in front of the sun from our viewpoint on November 11th is a huge highlight this year in astronomy. We wonโ€™t see this again until 2032. Check out this 14 second (5 1/2 hours in real time) time lapse of the event.
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Capital Weather Gang Nov 11
Really cool photo from NASA's Bill Ingalls showing Mercury in silhouette as it transits across the face of the sun behind the Washington Monument. The transit is now complete. More on the :
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Chris Gailus Nov 11
As we all wrestle with the enormity of the news today, a little perspective on what really is enormous. The Universe. In this image, Mercury is still about 60,000,000 km from the sun.
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Babak Tafreshi Nov 12
A rare sight. This tiny disk traversed the 285x wider face of the sun on the 5h long , yesterday. With a long telephoto framed it with Independent Man statue on the State House. Next transit in Nov 2032. See this in video:
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James Petruzzi Nov 12
This was the first time I'd seen a and it was wonderful. Approaching 3rd contact, mercury is travelling up and to the right in this image. Tech details below.
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BBC Sky at Night Magazine Nov 11
Did anyone manage to get a good shot of the today? If so, send them in - we'd love to see them! Details at the link:
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Roger Craig Smith Nov 11
Always enjoy nights under the stars...sometimes a day under our star ain't so bad either. Brief, astmospheric-disturbance-riddled vid of , as seen from LA around 9:30 this morning. The fuzzy black dot in the upper right is . Our is MASSIVE. To us.๐Ÿค“
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QuickTake by Bloomberg Nov 11
Mercury is traveling across the face of the sun today. The event will last for around 5 hours and you'll be able to watch the event (but only with a proper telescope for safety)
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NOAA Satellites Nov 12
Yesterday's was tracked using 's Solar Ultraviolet Imager () to see the tiny planet moving across the face of the . The event lasted roughly 5 1/2 hours. The next won't happen again until November 2032.
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Jason Major Nov 11
Replying to @JPMajor
Here's a shot captured when Mercury was midway through its transit, at about 10:20 a.m. EST.
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Tom Lowe Nov 11
Witnessed but failed to capture the this afternoon, so here's tonight's big instead, a few hours before the full beaver
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Marco Rank Nov 11
as seen from one hour before sunset through some cirrus clouds
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Franco Ronconi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Nov 12
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Christopher Becke Nov 11
My best images of the were right near the beginning, before changing cloud conditions threw off my exposure.
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CGTN Nov 11
Mercury passes in front of the sun, a rare phenomenon that will only take place 14 times this century. The next will occur in 2032. Can you spot Mercury in the picture?๐Ÿ”ญ
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