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cpbamf
2004-Mar-04, 05:21 PM
Which planet is this on SOHO? Maybe a stupid question but came across the pic and I'm curious. thanks

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

JohnOwens
2004-Mar-04, 05:32 PM
Which planet is this on SOHO? Maybe a stupid question but came across the pic and I'm curious. thanks

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

You're going to have to be a bit more specific. That page uses frames, so the address you've got there just takes us to the front page. Either get the URL of the particular frame you're looking at, or just tell us which links to click to get to the picture you're looking at.

Added: If you're looking at something like this (http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/realtime-c3.html), that's Mercury just "underneath" and past the Sun.

cpbamf
2004-Mar-04, 05:35 PM
Sorry about that.

Its on LASCO C3 right at 6 o'clock you cant miss it. Thanks.

I know its either Venus or Mercury just curious as to which.

JohnOwens
2004-Mar-04, 05:50 PM
Cool! If you scroll down the page at the right speed there, you can "see" Mercury moving from left to right past the Sun. 8) Or right to left, if you scroll up.

BTW, if you missed it, I edited my above response with the answer while you were posting.

Edit: Got my directions mixed up.

ToSeek
2004-Mar-04, 05:52 PM
Mercury is currently transiting, if that's what you're asking. You can find a complete list of SOHO transits here. (http://ares.nrl.navy.mil/sungrazer/transits.html)

cpbamf
2004-Mar-04, 05:58 PM
Thanks alot!

I figured its a little to early for venus but just wanted to be sure.

when will we see venus on soho? I know the transit is coming, shoud make for some stellar pictures.

Kaptain K
2004-Mar-04, 06:30 PM
Venus is now near maximum eastern elongation (high in the sky after sunset). It transits the Sun on June 8th of this year.