SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit - 304 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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    AlbuqShutterbug, WeeLittlePiggy, and 119 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. AlbuqShutterbug 80 months ago | reply

      Ok, I want THAT camera!
      Gorgeous !

    2. EcoBarry6 80 months ago | reply

      Great photo of lifetime event! Barry

    3. iCatchLight 80 months ago | reply

      Okay, so what do you need to get that effect instead of this?

    4. Astaraline 80 months ago | reply

      Wao!!Great! Amazing!!
      I feel the tremendous energy from the sun is a very dynamic.
      Super special power!!!

    5. jaffles 80 months ago | reply

      What a great detail!
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    6. dodagp 80 months ago | reply

      Magnificent !!!!!

    7. H.A.M.S 80 months ago | reply

      سبحان الله

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