Monday, May 9, 2016

There's A Little Black Spot On the Sun Today

From the WaPo's Capital Weather Gang:

Photos and live stream: Mercury’s transit across the sun
(Live stream via MIT)
There’s a little black spot on the sun today.
Mercury is transiting the sun today and, where clouds aren’t in the way, it’s visible from Earth.
The planet’s trip across the sun spans the period from 7:12 a.m. to 2:42 p.m. Eastern time.
This is the first Mercury transit in a decade. The next will occur Nov. 11, 2019 — Veterans Day....MORE, including links

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