NASA movies Mercury crossing the solar's floor

NASA films Mercury crossing the sun's surface

You do not have to attend for years to observe Mercury crossing the solar should you missed NASA’s livestream earlier. The company’s Photo voltaic Dynamics Observatory has captured the planet’s transit throughout the star’s fiery floor on movie and has even uploaded a time-lapse video of the pictures on YouTube. SDO is identical spacecraft NASA launched in 2010 to review the solar’s magnetic subject. The celestial occasion occurred on Might ninth, from 7:12 AM to 2:forty two PM Japanese, and it solely occurs round thirteen occasions each century.

Scientists are hoping that the info they gathered through the transit might help them higher perceive Mercury’s skinny environment. Even when you do not care about their scientific findings, it is nonetheless enjoyable watching a teensy circle zooming throughout your display with a big ball of fireside within the background.