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    Transit of Venus, June 5, 2012 -- Time lapse video. Event took ~7 hrs, video is 39 seconds.

  • Galileo

    Transito di Venere, le prime immagini Inaf Una galleria di foto del fly-by del pianeta vicino alla nostra stella scattate dagli astronomi dell'Istituto nazionale di astrofisica Leggi l'articolo su Galileo ( Credit immagine copertina a NASA Goddard Photo and Video / Flickr

  • Jenny

    SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit -- Path Sequence by NASA Goddard Photo and Video

  • Peter Grondziowski

    Path of the 2012 Venus Transit. On 5-6 June 2012, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory collected images of 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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Transit of Venus

Occurring in pairs separated by over a hundred years, there have now been only eight transits of Venus since the invention of the telescope in 1608. The next will be in December of 2117. But many modern telescopes and cameras were trained on this week's Venus transit, capturing the planet in rare silhouette against the Sun. In this sharp telescopic view from Georgia.

The June 2012 Transit of Venus Gallery

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Astronomers hope to see mysterious Arc of Venus during transit: "An armada of spacecraft and ground-based telescopes will be on the lookout for something elusive and, until recently, unexpected, when Venus transits the sun on June 5th and 6th."


View larger. | Mercury, Venus and Jupiter seen when evening fell in Hong Kong earlier today - June 1, 2013 - by EarthSky Facebook friend Matthew Chin. Awesome shot, Matthew!