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.

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    1. kathyturner1 23 months ago | reply

      What an image - of such lightness and brightness and power and depth and turbulence. Congratulations,

    2. Shawn's Kitty (Busy Healing!) 23 months ago | reply

      i am so in love with these images. I'm glowing!

    3. hilda145 23 months ago | reply

      These are the wonders and marvelous creations of our Grand creator Jehovah!

    4. dodagp 23 months ago | reply

      Majestic !!!!!!!

    5. Cruceta 23 months ago | reply

      Amen hilda145! He is in control of all that power

    6. walk_the_talk 23 months ago | reply

      whatever! This is science time not story time.

    7. ♥ Angel of light ♥ 23 months ago | reply

      incredible, like a ball of liquid gold

    8. sure2talk 23 months ago | reply

      Truly incredible image. I got up before dawn to watch the transit but heavy cloud and rain made it impossible to see - so thanks for the pictures!

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