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Old 08-24-2017, 10:15 AM
 
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My sky map at heavens-above.com showed Mercury more to the South at the eclipse. You can set that web site for your location and time to see the position in a map.
Yes. That makes sense. I was shooting near vertical and towards the northwest, and therefore if Mercury was to the south of the sun, it would show up on the left portion of the image, which it does.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:40 PM
 
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This looks like a more accurate image. The size is more what I remember, in comparison to the sun. I'm not sure of the reason for the coloration, except possibly that it was extremely humid, and somehow there was some atmospheric diffraction.
I've heard.. No idea if this is accurate, the the ISS transited the eclipse in some areas.. Perhaps that's what you saw?
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