Johnston's Archive--Space Art

The Sun and Mercury

All images copyright © 2001-2002 by Wm. Robert Johnston, unless otherwise indicated.

This view from 4,600 km above Mercury's surface shows both Mercury and the Sun. Field of view is 60°.

The map of Mercury is modified from that at the Solar System Simulator web site. The sunburst effect was added with Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7.02.
This animation depicts a full rotation of the Sun with the sunspots that were visible in October and early November of 2003.

The map is based on observations from Landreth solar observatory.

Copyright © 2001-2002, 2004 by Wm. Robert Johnston. All rights reserved.
Last modified 28 August 2004.
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