SDO caught the Mercury transit from space

earthsky.org | 11/12/2019 | Deborah Byrd
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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) had a ringside seat on Monday, November 11, 2019, watched as Mercury crossed the face of the sun, in the last transit of Mercury until the year 2032. The video above shows SDO’s views of the sun – during the hours of the transit – in a variety of wavelengths of light in the extreme ultraviolet.

Plus … hey, who knew NASA could be funny?

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Bottom line: Video of November 11, 2019 transit of Mercury, as seen by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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