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Daily Astronomy Blurb: A Mercury Transit Music Video from SDO

What's that small black dot moving across the Sun? Mercury. Possibly the clearest view of Mercury crossing in front of the Sun in 2016 May was from Earth orbit. The Solar Dynamics Observatory obtained an uninterrupted vista recording it not only in optical light but also in bands of ultraviolet light. Featured here is a composite movie of the crossing set to music. Although the event might prove successful scientifically for better determining components of Mercury' ultra-thin atmosphere, the event surely proved successful culturally by involving people throughout the world in observing a rare astronomical phenomenon. Many spectacular images of this Mercury transit from around (and above) the globe were proudly displayed. The next transit of Mercury will take place in three weeks: on 2019 November 11. Astrophysicists: Browse 2,000+ codes in the Astrophysics Source Code Library
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ACAC News


Posted 2 weeks ago

John Nangreaves

There will be cloudy nights ahead. Sorry.Sorry about the upcoming cloudy nights. ... See MoreSee Less

Reminder: September meeting on Sunday evening, 7 - 9 at Wilmot Community Centre (Gillespie Street off Water, behind Shell / Needs). ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 2 months ago

Athena Community Astronomy Club

Jupiter bright, and Saturn light just beyond the handle of Sagittarius asterism in lower left, and then onward to the center of the galaxy. Oh, and of course an intruding satellite which is almost an impossibility to avoid nowadays. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 2 months ago

Athena Community Astronomy Club

Don't forget there is a monthly meeting this coming Sunday evening, 7-9 p.m., at Wilmot Community Centre (off Water East behind the Needs convenience / Shell gas outlet. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 2 months ago

Athena Community Astronomy Club

Don't forget the BBQ / Perseid (weather permitting) evening at the Nangreaves' in Bedeque, on Sunday. John says anytime after three. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 3 months ago

Athena Community Astronomy Club

Don't forget the dinner with Texas-based astronomy outreach enthusiasts, planned for Gentleman Jim's on Granville Street at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.
Bring your friends, partners, or even the astronomy-enthralled homeless folk you meet on the way to dinner.
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