Relive The Venus Transit In Stunning High-Definition

By Josh Tyler | 8 years ago

Earlier this week on June 5th and 6th a once in a lifetime astrological event occurred. By now you’ve probably heard about the transit of Venus, in which the planet Venus passed between Earth and the Sun allowing us to actually see our neighboring planet block out a tiny portion of sunlight. It’s something that only happens every hundred years or so. The next one won’t occur until 2117.

If like me you live in the Pacific Northwest, you probably missed it because it’s always raining. That’s alright the most high-definition views of the action were captured by NASA. Take a look at the incredible high-definition video they took of Venus in transit using their Solar Dynamics Observatory…

Here’s a particularly stunning image captured by Japan’s Hinode sattelite…

Pretty impressive but that, of course, is what it looked like from space. Here’s the most epic image I’ve seen from the ground, captured by Danlio Pivato…

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