Join Donate

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Mercury transiting the Sun in multiple wavelengths

Mercury transiting the Sun in multiple wavelengths

NASA / STEREO

Mercury transiting the Sun in multiple wavelengths
Between ~0200 and 0800UT on December 12, 2013, the Extreme UltraViolet Imager (EUVI) camera aboard the STEREO-A spacecraft captured Mercury transiting across the disk of the Sun. Most of the images taken by this instrument are the 195-Angstrom wavelength, which corresponds to a coronal temperature of about 1.5 million degrees, but it can also acquire images at 171A, 304A, and 284A wavelengths, shown here. You can find a full set on the NRL SECCHI/STEREO website.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about December 12, 2013

Explore related images: pretty pictures, Mercury, the Sun, solar observing spacecraft

You are here:
Comments & Sharing
More Images
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Bruce Murray and Carl Sagan
Pretty Pictures

Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.

Donate