Image Credit: Dale Gary, Bin Chen, Jay Pasachoff, Glenn Schneider, Claude Plymate, Vasyl Yurchyshyn. Big Bear Solar Observatory, New Jersey Institute of Technology.
pre-ToM press release
Big Bear Solar Observatory homepage
Made with the 1.6-m solar telescope at the Big Bear Solar Observatory
Unfortunate glitch resulting from a cloud near third contact; this movie is a few frames longer than the color conversion
credit: Big Bear Solar Observatory/NJIT, with Jay Pasachoff, Glenn Schneider, Dale Gary, Bin Chen, and BBSO staff
Evan Zucker photos, scenes and closeups,
NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory (Atmospheric Imaging Assembly) images
Our measurement of the astronomical unit
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory’s site has a direct link to the XRT movie
For a composite image from the Hinode Solar Optical Telescope:
See Jay M. Pasachoff, Bernd Gährken, and Glenn Schneider, “Using the 2016 Transit of Mercury to Find the Distance to the Sun,” The Physics Teacher, March 2016, vol. 55, pp. 138-141 (the cover story); for a more detailed calculation of the distance to the Sun by Professor Udo Backhaus, see the link.