TRANSIT OF MERCURY underway right now!

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11 Nov 2019, 7:58 am

About four hours left. You won't be able to see another one until 2032. 8)


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11 Nov 2019, 8:22 am

There's a little black spot on the sun today...



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11 Nov 2019, 8:37 am

...And if I see the sun today, or this week, I'll be sure to check for it.

Stupid Scandinavian winter...


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11 Nov 2019, 8:40 am

All overcast in my neighborhood this morning, so I'm very grateful for the Internet. (And clear skies in Norway, if not Sweden.)


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11 Nov 2019, 8:53 am

LOL, there was also a transit of a bird just a moment ago. It was much faster than Mercury. 8)


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11 Nov 2019, 9:37 am

Hey, I just cleaned my screen and Mercury disappeared!

What the . . . . .









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11 Nov 2019, 9:50 am

I bet a few people knew that Ezra was making a reference to a Police song.



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11 Nov 2019, 9:55 am

Darmok wrote:
All overcast in my neighborhood this morning, so I'm very grateful for the Internet. (And clear skies in Norway, if not Sweden.)

Not in my neck of the woods. Cloudy here.


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11 Nov 2019, 11:07 am

The sun has set in Norway and the livestream above has switched over to California where the morning fog is clearing.


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11 Nov 2019, 1:07 pm

Bye, Mercury! Thanks for the show! 8)


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12 Nov 2019, 4:50 am

I hope you guys were just joking about "checking it out" when the clouds go away.

You cant look straight at the sun. And even if you could look right at the sun (by using a welder's mask?) Mercury would be a flyspeck 1/200 the size of the solar disk. Far too small, and too washed out by the Sun's light, to see without a telescope.



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12 Nov 2019, 5:11 am

Darmok wrote:
LOL, there was also a transit of a bird just a moment ago. It was much faster than Mercury. 8)


Are you sure it was a bird and not some guy with wings on his feet?



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12 Nov 2019, 6:04 am

I wish I had been able to see it, but don't have the right equipment.

When I was in college we took binoculars out at night and watched the moon. During migration you can actually see geese flying across the moon. I never did figure out how they did that. :D


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13 Nov 2019, 1:51 am

More great views.


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