May 9, 2016

So much for the transit of Mercury.

Clouds are more powerful than the sun...

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... from our point of view which did not include, as we had hoped, a safe glimpse of the tiny speck that's making its journey right now.

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10 comments:

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Sorry your weather didn't cooperate, Professor. There are some pretty good pictures & .gifs here: Guardian: Transit of Mercury 2016

HoodlumDoodlum said...

LA Times: Watch Mercury transit live

HoodlumDoodlum said...

YouTube: Brain Cloudy Blues (Bob Willis and his Texas Playboys

Apparently that song's related to Bob Dylan's Quit Your Lowdown Ways

HoodlumDoodlum said...

YouTube - Cage The Elephant: Shakedown

Even on a cloudy day / I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

n.n said...

The scientific domain with limited and even obscured frames of reference.

rhhardin said...

Mercury constantly transits the sun, just not as seen from earth. Earth transits the sun, for that matter. Locally observed, it's called night.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

rhhardin said...
Mercury constantly transits the sun, just not as seen from earth


Perspective matters, rhhardin.

n.n said...

Mother Nature speaks truth to power. Notably, clouds are poorly simulated with scientific estimates or guesses. One of many phenomena that are incompletely or insufficiently characterized, and incompletely and insufficiently represented in low resolution models, even with ever massively scaled computing resources. The oversight to confluence of minor processes is second only to the observation of underwhelming consensus with first-order processes.

coupe said...

Mercury, mercredi, mercoledì, miércoles, miercuri...

It's all the wrong day! It's Wednesday, not Moon, luni, lunes, lunedi...

Latin or death!

Original Mike said...

Washburn's staff are chicken shits. I observed it today in Madison.