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  • Images of the Moon and Sun

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    Moon Moon Moon Moon Southern Highlands Mare Imbrium Petavius Mare Nectaris Alpine valley Ptolemaeus Rima Ariadaeus Mare Humorum

    Transit of Mercury - 7th May 2003

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    Mercury Mercury

    Tranist of Venus - 8th June 2004

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    Sequence of 20 second views of third contact:
    Can you see the historically reported "black drop" effect?
    I can't.
    It now seems to be accepted as some kind of optical illusion at best,
    possibly an effect of diffraction:
    
    
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