Caption: Animation of a transit of Mercury, showing the small innermost planet crossing the face of the Sun. As seen from Earth, Mercury crosses the face of the Sun 13 or 14 times a century. Although Mercury moves between the Earth and Sun every 116 days on average, its orbital plane is at an angle to Earth's, so it usually appears to pass above or below the Sun.

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Keywords: 2016, 2019, aligned, alignment, astronomical, astronomy, crossing, from space, mercury, orbit, orbital, orbiting, passing, planet, planetary, silhouette, solar, solar system, sun, syzygy, terrestrial, transit, transiting

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Transit of Mercury

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