Transit of Mercury – May 9, 2016

Even though I love solar eclipses, I generally don’t get too excited about occultations and transits. But this was different.  I didn’t have to chase it – it came to me!  The entire transit of Mercury on May 9, 2016, was visible from my home in Toronto, and it was a beautiful spring day.  Knowing that a planet was upon the face of the sun gave me that excitement that eclipses bring – that sense that I am consciously participating in the solar system.  So I got out my long lens and a solar filter and looked up.

Here are a few video clips from what I was able to capture.

Transit Sequence from eclipseguy on Vimeo.



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