Thanks to Mike Brady, we are able to show you what the transit of Mercury actually looked like from Winter Haven, FL. Mercury is circled to distinguish it from the Sunspots. Mike had people stop by throughout the day to take a look and be “wowed” by the rare view on Mercury.
We presented material to the Winter Haven & Lakeland Civil Air Patrol how the Sun relates to us and affects us here on Earth, and how it affects our electronics and even avionics. We also spoke about celestial navigation and instruments used for navigation.
The Lakeland Sun-n-Fun Fly-In is the second largest Fly-in/Airshow in the US. It brings pilots and aviation enthusiasts from all around the world. And we are there to educate the public on the relationship between aviation and astronomy. Here a group of RAF cadets from the UK enjoy a look at the Sun, “Up close and personal”.