Rare astronomical event known as a “planetary transit” as Mercury transits between the sun and Earth

Anyone want to see something pretty cool? Around 13 times per century, the planet Mercury passes between Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a “planetary transit”. The 2016 Mercury transit occurred on May 9, between roughly 7:12 a.m. and 2:42 p.m. EDT.
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NASA’s SDO Captures Mercury Transit Time-lapse

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