Transit of Mercury

May 9, 2016 Transit

Xavier Jubier’s Interactive Map
Java Applet
Chris Kennedy’s YouTube and Stellarium Simulation
Open University Outreach Discussion
Wikipedia on Transits of Mercury
Pasachoff’s 2015 Abstracts
Nightwise

Solving the Mystery of the Black Drop Effect

Glenn Schneider, Leon Golub, and Jay Pasachoff’s paper from the American Astronomical Society’s Division of Planetary Science meeting in 2001

November 8, 2006 Transit

The transit of Mercury expedition was supported in part by the Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society with student participation supported by the Rob Spring fund at Williams College.


Press Release
TRACE images (Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, JAXA, NASA)
HINODE images (Lockheed MArtin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, JAXA, NASA) – #1
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University of Hawaii’s solar site, for a white-light movie
National Solar Observatory’s GONG project
Spaceweather.com gallery
Fred Bruenjes’s H-alpha images, including Mercury silhouetted against a prominence
Phil Jones’s Astronomy Picture of the Day H-alpha full-disk image
Kepler foreshadowing / SOHO image series
Chuck Bueter’s transitofvenus.org
National Solar Observatory ToM page

May 7, 2003, Transit

Swedish Solar Telescope, La Palma, courtesy of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Swedish Solar Telescope, La Palma, courtesy of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

composite image from the Udaipur, India, GONG site, carefully co-registered so that the overall Sun stayed steady; the solar rotation blurred out the sunspots

Composite image from the Udaipur, India, GONG site, carefully co-registered so that the overall Sun stayed steady; the solar rotation blurred out the sunspots

2003 Mercury transit page at TRACE
2003 Mercury transit white-light video by TRACE (13 MB)
2003 Mercury transit page at the New Swedish Solar Telescope, La Palma
2003 Mercury transit page at SOHO
2003 Mercury transit page at GONG
2003 Mercury transit TRACE combination image
TRACE movie in an extreme-ultraviolet wavelength
TRACE movie in white light
A ground-based image by Philippe Jacquot of Annecy, France
movie from the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG)
ground-based composite white-light image by D. Dierick
Rome Observatory
individual images
European Southern Observatory press release

November 15, 1999, Transit

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Big Bear Solar Observatory Transit of Mercury Movie
TRACE coverage of 1999 Mercury Transit
Dawn C. Meyer’s page
Astronomy Picture of the Day
A TRACE collage of the 1999 transit in all observed wavelengths
Mees Solar Observatory, University of Hawaii