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The 2012 Transit of Venus

Observers around the world (at least those who who were blessed with clear skies) were able to look up yesterday and view our neighboring planet Venus as it passed directly between us and the Sun
Sam Irving
Sam Irving • 2 years ago

A close view of Venus passing in front of the Sun, seen from NASA's orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory, on June 5, 2012

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This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows Venus as it nears the disk of the sun on June 5, 2012. Venus's 2012 transit will be the last such event until 2117.

Venus Transit by Paul Hyndman, taken in 2004. Don't miss the 2012 Venus Transit across the sun on June 5-6, 2012. The next time is in 2117! This is not the same as viewing an eclipse and requires special precautions. Here is a link to safe viewing. #Astronomy #Venus_Transit #sapce_com

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