Mercury Sighting

May 9, 2016

We set up a telescope on the Promenade to watch Mercury transit the sun.  The clouds cleared away long enough to get a good picture.  For size comparison, there is a picture we took during the 2012 transit of Venus.    (See more photos.)

 Telescope Mercury Transit

Looking for Mercury among the clouds.  (Photo: Blake Laing)

 mercury transit sunMercury, 9 May, 2016 (Photo: Stephen Johnson )

Venus Transit 2012Venus, 2012 (Photo: Stephen Johnson )

 KuhlmanMercury2016Dr. Kuhlman  (Photo: Blake Laing)