Thursday, June 7, 2012

Stunning New Footage Of Venus Transit

Nasa Releases Stunning New Ultra-High Definition Footage Of 2012 Venus Transit -- The Telegraph

One of the rarest astronomical events is captured on film in stunning detail as the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, a transit that won't occur again until 2117.

The amazing video was captured by Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun.

On June 5 2012, SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event - the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.

This event happens in pairs eight years apart that are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117.

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My Comment: Cool video.

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