# Watch the Mercury transit of the sun in glorious 4K

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Itâ€™s been that long? Wow.

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oops! sorry! fixed! thanks!

No problem!

Itâ€™s so littleâ€¦

Awww.

Fiery little sprocketâ€¦

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I guess if I was cool I would know what 4K is.

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Itâ€™s a picture in high enough detail that if youâ€™re sitting with your eye right against a 90" screen, you still wonâ€™t be able to make out individual pixels!

Okay, not quite, but at recommended viewing range, itâ€™s pretty much indistinguishable from 1080p, despite having 4 times as many pixels.

Hm. But it doesnâ€™t actually make my screen have smaller pixels, does it? That would explain why itâ€™s indistinguishable from 1080p.

In other news, what a lovely video!

Possibly dumb question: Is that real-time or time-lapse? If the latter, by how much?

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Time lapse. 7.5 hours condensed to about a minute of screen time. I donâ€™t know what FPS they presented the video in but even if itâ€™s ~30FPS, I couldnâ€™t really do the math on it right now.

ETA: 4 frames per minute if the video is in 30FPS? Please no one take this figure seriously. You donâ€™t want to know how I calculated it.

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[Ignatius] Ignatius https://bbs.boingboing.net/users/ignatius
June 18

Time lapse. 7.5 hours condensed to about a minute of screen time. I
donâ€™t know what FPS they presented the video in but even if itâ€™s
~30FPS, I couldnâ€™t really do the math on it right now.

ETA: 4 frames per minute if the video is in 30FPS? Please no one take
this figure seriously. You donâ€™t want to know how I calculated it.

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Possibly dumb question: Is that real-time or time-lapse? If the
latter, by how much?

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