SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit - 171 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.

    Credit: NASA/SDO, AIA

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    1. Nick Efford 34 months ago | reply


      I'm surprised that there are only 19 favourites after 3,782 views, given the uniqueness of this image.

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      Absolutely exceptional work !!!!!!

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