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2006 Mercury transit as imaged by Hinode (Solar-B)
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- Title 2006 Mercury transit as imaged by Hinode (Solar-B)
- Released 20/11/2006 12:29 pm
- Copyright JAXA
The last Mercury transit across the Sun that took place in the night between 8 and 9 November 2006, and it was observed in great detail with the three telescope instruments on board the Hinode (Solar-B) satellite (a JAXA mission with ESA participation).
These images were taken by Hinode’s Solar Optical Telescope (SOT). Mercury is clearly visible as a dark disk with a diameter approximately 10 seconds of arc.