Transit of Venus Event at GSFC Visitor Center

A "transit of Venus" occurs when the planet Venus passes directly between the sun and the Earth. During the event, Venus will be seen from Earth as a small black sphere moving across the face of the sun. Such an event won’t occur again until the year 2117. The Goddard Visitor Center hosted a watch party that included near real-time images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory mission, coverage of the event from several locations via NASA TV, in-person presentations by NASA experts, hands-on activities for children of all ages. Heavy cloud cover did not allow viewing opportunities of the transit via solar telescopes.

 

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk

 

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Taken on June 5, 2012
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