SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit - 193 Angstrom

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    NASA image captured June 6, 2012.

    On June 5-6 2012, SDO is collecting images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: 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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    1. Cruceta 34 months ago | reply

      Says Venus transit, this is not the planet Mercury?

    2. dodagp 34 months ago | reply

      OM !!!!!! Are there words to describe the image ???
      The Apotheosis of the event !!!!!!

    3. mpmark 34 months ago | reply

      beyond amazing! thank you for sharing...

    4. rjccski 34 months ago | reply

      Amazing and beautiful!

    5. Jorge Araya 34 months ago | reply

      sin palabras!!!

    6. shawn10000 34 months ago | reply

      Just remember the perspective in these pictures are distorted since Venus and the sun are both really far from the earth and are vastly far away. Venus is not actually up against the heliosphere of the sun. It is almost 70 million miles out while the Earth is 93 Million Miles out. ie Venus is a lot closer to the Earth than it is to the Sun and not really up against the fire.

    7. Gary Bridger 34 months ago | reply

      I took photo Only got images like the 4th one venus just a round blob and some other thing silhouetted . How do they get details of the suns activity?

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