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November 12, 2019

The Transit of Mercury seen from Space

The Transit of Mercury seen from Space from Earth to Sky Calculus on Vimeo.

"More than 22,000 miles above Earth's surface, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded an incredible movie of the transit. This movie is unlike any recorded on Earth. High above our planet's atmosphere, extreme ultraviolet telescopes onboard SDO were able to see Mercury making first contact with the sun's outer atmosphere, the corona. The wavelengths required to gain this view are blocked by air and only visible from space."

Posted by Snaggy at November 12, 2019 10:46 AM