The weather was perfect today to see the transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun! I have found I can photograph the sun directly only clouds are in front of it. Fortunately, large cumulus clouds have been blowing across the sky all day with big patches of blue in between so making the photographs is simply a matter of waiting for the right moment and then doing a bit of image post-processing.
Mercury, a small dot, could be seen to appear moving from upper left to lower right.
At 11:30 it looked like this:
At 1:30 it looked like this:
And at 1:50 it looked like this:
Imagine having to keep track of the entire universe! I wonder at times if some part of us—like the rest of creation—is not fully aware of these kinds of complexities in our subconscious but we’ve simply forgotten it. Do the Goldfinches in my yard this morning or the newly born Praying Mantis I found or the Bloodroot we saw blooming yesterday all know today is the day that Mercury makes a transit of the moon? Some part of me suspects they do.