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Mercury Transit of the Sun

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The planet Mercury is visible passing between the Sun and the TRACE spacecraft.  Data collected on May 7, 2003, from 04:32:04 to 08:08:57.    The planet Mercury is visible passing between the Sun and the TRACE spacecraft. Data collected on May 7, 2003, from 04:32:04 to 08:08:57.
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The dark spot is Mercury, just as it passes over the solar disk.    The dark spot is Mercury, just as it passes over the solar disk.

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Mercury continues its motion across the disk.    Mercury continues its motion across the disk.

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and keeps moving along.    and keeps moving along.

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Still going...    Still going...

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Video slate image reads    Video slate image reads "Mercury transit of the Sun

The planet Mercury is visible passing between the Sun and the TRACE spacecraft".

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Animation Number:2735
Completed:2003-05-07
Animator:Tom Bridgman (GST) (Lead)
Scientist:Neal Hurlburt (LMSAL)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:TRACE (2003-05-07T04:32:04 to 2003-05-07T08:08:57)
Series:Mercury Transit 2003
Video:SVS2003-0014 *
Goddard TV Tape:G2003-031
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Scientific Visualization Studio, Sam Freeland (LMSAL), Dawn Myers (GSFC), Carolus J. Schrijver (LMSAL)
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Mercury
SVS >> SOHO
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> Sun
SVS >> Transit
SVS >> TRACE
 
 


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