Transits

Galaxies for Fun Astronomical CCD photos on peculiar galaxies and other astronomical stuff.

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Planet Transits:

Planet transits in front of the sun is not so common. I had a great view of the Venus transit on 2004 June 08, and on 2012 June 06. I have also observed Mercury transits a few times. Last time was on 2016 May 09. Below are some photos from these occasions.

Venus is much larger and much easier to see. Mercury is tiny, and can be seen near the lower/right edge on the Mercury transit photos.

www.galaxies.se - Ivar Hamberg - Updated 2018, October 28