Transit Of Mercury

 Posted by on November 11, 2019
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I took this photograph of the sun today… If you look closely, there is a tiny black dot inside of it. That is the planet Mercury making it’s transit – passing between the Earth and the Sun – something that only happens a handful of times every century. This will not happen again until 2032, so we’ll have to wait 13 years.

Fun Fact: Mercury goes around the Sun very quickly, but spins very slowly, meaning a year would go by before a day does… So that Phish lyric was correct: “Your day is longer than your year!”

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