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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Mercury transiting the Sun in multiple wavelengths

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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.


Original image data dated on or about December 12, 2013.

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


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