Stunning footage shows Mercury passing in front of the Sun

rumblestaffPublished: May 9, 2016182 viewsVirality: 66%
Published: May 9, 2016

For more than seven hours on May 9th, 2016, Mercury is visible as a tiny black dot crossing the face of the sun. This rare event, which is known as a "transit," happens only slightly more than once a decade. Credit to 'NASA' and the 'Solar Dynamics Observatory Satellite'.

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    Jessy94 · 49 weeks ago

    That's cool and scary at the same time, we're floating in space on a planet even smaller than Mercury...

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      Robertpeterson · 49 weeks ago

      Wow... Amazing!!

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        kurbanana · 49 weeks ago

        Zoom x 1000000000000000000 :D :D NIce nice....

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    DaveCasado · 49 weeks ago

    Awesome...

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    LoganStone · 49 weeks ago

    Wow, incredibly

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    TracyMorgan · 49 weeks ago

    These videos always remind me how small we actually are...

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      Melissa_James · 49 weeks ago

      Now you made me depressed :D