You can see Mercury against the Sun, really

There was an eclipse of the Sun by Mercury yesterday (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls):

The planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, lower third of image, as it transits across the face of the sun Monday, May 9, 2016, as viewed from Boyertown, Pennsylvania.  Mercury passes between Earth and the sun only about 13 times a century, with the previous transit taking place in 2006.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

…umm ok, it’s not very impressive (you have to click on the image to even notice it) but really that’s Mercury there in the lower third (on the other hand, it does show how massive the Sun is).

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