Mercury.Transit.2016.May.09

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Mercury.Transit.2016.May.09

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This photo shows the transit of the planet Mercury between the Earth and the Sun on May 9th, 2016. Mercury is visible as a small dark round spot at the 7 o’clock position in the lower left. The other dark spots visible near the center are sunspots, areas of magnetic activity on the surface of the Sun. This photo was taken for 1/500th of a second, ISO-80 with a Sony DSC-HX300 camera without a telescope.