Optical photo of Mercury transiting the Sun

Optical photo of Mercury transiting the Sun

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Caption: Optical photo of the planet Mercury transiting the Sun. Mercury appears as a small black dot silhouetted against the brillant disk of the Sun. The last transit of Mercury across the Sun occurred on 13th November 1986. Thirteen times a century the planet Mercury passes directly between the Earth and the Sun.

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Keywords: astronomy, cosmology, mercury, planet, planetary, science, sun, transiting sun

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