This image shows planet Mercury in transit across the face of the Sun. It was taken on Nov. 8, 2006, using the west auxiliary feed of the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Sunspot 923 is visible to the upper right. This photograph in white light was taken at about 12:22 p.m. MST, 10 minutes after first contact. (See Restrictions, below, before using this image.) (Date of Image: Nov. 8, 2006)
Credit: W. Livingston and NSO/AURA/NSF
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