Wednesday, November 22, 2006

By popular request



I got a comment requesting that I get around to posting a picture of the mercury transit. Here's one from Spaceweather.com. It was taken by Howard Eskildsen of Ocala, FL. The dark area in the top left of the picture is a rather large sunspot that produced several CME's when it was around the limb and almost nothing when it was on the disk. The small spot towards the bottom of the image is Mercury. Man, I need to get a solar filter for my telescope.

1 comment:

Amica Curiae said...

SOOOO COOOOOL - but what's a CME?