Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003

The view through a large telescope may have offered scenes like this one, when the black disc of Mercury (above, left) passed near a group of sunspots on the solar surface. This picture is a montage that was created for a press release before the Mercury Transit that took place on May 7, 2003.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0312b
Type:Observation
Release date:2 May 2003
Related releases:eso0312
Size:600 x 497 px

About the Object

Name:Sun, Venus
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Special Cases : Transiting
• X - Solar System

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