Transit of Mercury


Sarah & Simon Fisher

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Prime focus single shot in whitelight, Canon 600D attached to Mak 127mm telescope fitted with homemade Baader Solar film filter

Today, May 9th, Mercury passes directly between the Earth and our nearest star the Sun. The inky black form of the innermost planet will glide across the solar disk for more than 7 hrs (12:12-19:42 BST)

We had to be patient for the clouds to clear – absolutely delighted though that we have been able to get a view!

Conditions were challenging – high level cloud, strong breeze too