MERCURY

MERCURY TRANSIT - MAY 7th, 2003

On May 7th, 2003 Mercury made a transit over the solar disc. First contact happened at 05:12:56 GMT (Universal Time), and last contact at 10:31:46 GMT. The greatest point happened at 07:52:23 GMT, for reference see the drawing below (Nasa bulletin).




general view of solar disk





Solar disk on May 7th, 2003.
Notice Mercury at upper right corner.
Photo taken at Rio de Janeiro, Brasil,
on May 7th, 2003 at 10:05:21 UT with
a refractor (60mm diam.- f13, x40).
Sun image projected over a white flat surface.
Film: Fuji iso400 color print.




same view as above but with detailed transit trajectory





This photo is the same as the one above except for the transit grid.




Closer view of nercury








Closer view of Mercury,
on May 7th, 2003 at 10:31:46 UT












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