Around 13 times per century, Mercury passes between Earth and the sun in a
rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. The 2016 Mercury
transit occurred on May 9, between roughly 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. EDT.
The images in this video are from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO.
Video credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Genna Duberstein
Music: Encompass by Mark Petrie
For more info on the Mercury transit go to: http://www.nasa.gov/transit
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