SOHO shows Venus and Mercury Near the Sun

Venus and Mercury are both in conjunction with the Sun today (Wednesday 8/17), so the SOHO C3 camera can see them both.
Here’s a movie from the C3 camera has both Venus (blazing bright above the sun)and Mercury (faint dot below the sun). If you watch the movie, look for a tiny dot moving out from under the support for the bar that blocks out the sun about the end of Aug 14th. It’s a little more than halfway down from the center. You can tell it’s Mercury because it moves differently (slightly faster) than the other tiny dots.

SOHO Camera 3 catches Venus and Mercury in conjunction wtih the Sun


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