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Mercury Transit and Sunset on May 9, 2016
Abstract and Figures
Primarily, this presentation is a compilation related to the Mercury transit on May 9, 2016. Such a transit means that the planet Mercury passes in front of the solar disk as seen from the Earth. This happens about 13 to 14 times per century. However, these transits cannot always be observed, because daytime is needed and the sky should not be covered with clouds. In addition to the presentation of technical data and pictures of the transit, it is shown that astrophotography is possible with relatively simple camera equipment. Finally, some data of the Mercury transit in the year 3088 AD are provided, which probably play a role with respect to the Giza pyramids. (Third and slightly revised edition, Oct. 2018)
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