HD Image of Transit of Venus across the Face of The Sun


Earlier this week (on the 5th and 6th of June 2012), the transit of Venus across the Sun occurred. For those of you that did not know, this takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth (or another planet). It becomes visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The last Venus transit was in 2004 and the next pair of events will not happen again until the years 2117 and 2125 (not within my lifetime). This HD Image was taken by NASA’s SDO satellite and shows Venus passing across the face of the Sun. It has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 9th of June 2012.

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