This is a very interesting article indeed... i have ben into astronomy since i was 10, been with me since...
From the pics and videos, i can honestly tell you, that is NOT mercury. Even form earth, mercury appears as a tiny black dot, moving across the
suns surface, its shadow. IN the video and pics, i can tell you as fact, whatever that object on fire is, at bottom left, is about 120,000 miles in
diamter at max. ide say between 80,000 and 120,000 miles. 2nd, its burning, on fire, glowing. The part that shows the flare hiting the object, didnt
annihilate it.. its definelty a solid mass body... in my opinion, an asteroid, that is msotly made of Iron, and other metals. It is about 77 to 80
million miles from the sun. Mercury orbits 36 million miles form the sun, and Venus at around 67 million miles, and earth 93 million miles in winter,
94 milllion miles in summer. SO that object, judgin form its size, MUST be within 77 to 84 million miles from the sun. If it were spacecraft, it
would simply be too tiny to see, even if it were on fire. it would have simply vaporized in that sunflare that shot out.
As for the fire ring at top right... that is really weird, it appears to be completely sationary, non-movemental....ONly natural thing i can
input on, is somehow, some materail shot out, and got caught in the suns magnetosphere... we are due soon for the next solar cycle, activity output
form the sun, and naturally, its magnetosphere will also raise activity, due to nature and physics.
Only other weird thing i can think of, is that somehow, by chance, time itself has stopped in that annomoly... but thats really far fettched.
thats my input all