Monday, November 11, 2019

vicariously watched 1st/2nd contact

Woke around 7:15. Programmed behaviour. The Android clock app alarm would go off at 7:30 PM. I started surfing.

The NASA site had a page that was automatically updating the images. There were two sets: one fixed on the Sun; the other tracking Mercury. The latter was most interesting a few minutes before first contact.

Then I found a live feed on YouTube. White light filter on a shaky mount. But it worked. I could see a moment or so after first contact with a little indent out of the Sun. The view seemed to worsen, poor contrast, at second contact but it was still obvious.

Think I feel back asleep for a while...

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