Mercury Transit, November 8, 2006
About this image
This image shows planet Mercury in transit across the face of the Sun. It was taken on November, 8, 2006, using the west auxiliary feed of the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Sunspot 923 is visible to the upper right.
This photograph in white light was taken at about 12:22 p.m. MST, 10 minutes after first contact.
Minimum credit line: W. Livingston and NSO/AURA/NSF
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