Mercury marched in front of the Sun from 11:11 UT to 18:44 UT on May 9. Hinode, which is on a Sun-synchronous orbit around the Earth, was able to observe this event without atmospheric distortion.
Transit of Mercury captured by Hinode
You Might Also Like
Great American Eclipse on 21 August 2017: public release of images and videos taken by the "Hinode" satelliteAug 22, 2017
A joint observation by solar observing satellites Hinode and IRIS quantitatively explores the formation of the solar chromosphereOct 31, 2016
HINODE: the 10th Anniversary of its LaunchSep 12, 2016
Eclipse on 9 March 2016: public release of images and videos taken by the "Hinode" satelliteMar 14, 2016
Hinode, IRIS, and ATERUI Cooperate on 70 year old Solar Mystery: Magnetically driven resonance helps heat the Sun's atmosphere! [more details]Aug 28, 2015