Just in case you needed reminding of how knee-tremblingly epic our Sun is, NASA has released video of yesterday’s Mercury transit as shot by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. And it is full. Of. The. Awes.
Less than once per decade, Mercury passes between the Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. The 2016 Mercury transit occurred on May 9th, between roughly 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. EDT.
The images in this video are from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO.
Music: Encompass by Mark Petrie
For more info on the Mercury transit go to: http://www.nasa.gov/transit
The music is excellent, but can someone also do a version with John Murphy’s ‘Adagio in D Minor‘ from the Sunshine soundtrack?