Thursday, June 3, 2010

Planet transits

This is a rare opportunity, but again you can use your scope during the day to look at either Venus or Mercury cross the face of the sun. This is called a planet transit. These are the only planets that do this do to our planets position in the solar system. Click on the image and you will see a very tiny dot near the lower portion of the sun. It is a black dot. This is Venus. Also, near the top is a sunspot. This image was taken by a friend (Earl Grayson). Thanks Earl.

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