2016 Transit of Mercury


Image Credit: Dale Gary, Bin Chen, Jay Pasachoff, Glenn Schneider, Claude Plymate, Vasyl Yurchyshyn. Big Bear Solar Observatory, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Downloadable Movies:

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



The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory’s site has a direct link to the XRT movie

Nikon D7000 snapshots at Big Bear
Nikon D7100 snapshots of Big Bear control-room screen and GS&JMP


For a composite image from the Hinode Solar Optical Telescope:Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 10.40.48 PM