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Winged blur, more like.

Behold: the tiny silhouette of the planet Mercury against the vast backdrop of Sol during this week’s transit. To wit:

In the high resolution telescopic image, a colorized stack of 61 sharp video frames, a turbulent array of photospheric convection cells tile the bright solar surface. Mercury’s more regular silhouette still stands out though. Of course, only inner planets Mercury and Venus can transit the Sun to appear in silhouette when viewed from planet Earth. For this November 11, 2019 transit of Mercury, the innermost planet’s silhouette was a mere 1/200th the solar diameter. So even under clear daytime skies it was difficult to see without the aid of a safe solar telescope. Following its transit in 2016, this was Mercury’s 4th of 14 transits across the solar disk in the 21st century. The next transit of Mercury will be on November 13, 2032

(Image: Martin Wise)



Heading for Poland.

The chassis and the body of a transit van with a caravan at the back.

This is going to end well

Paul Hyland writes:

Myself and three others in college have made a short video about one Irish fan – Liam Doran – and his  unique plans on heading to the Euros. He turned out to be quite a character.