Video Of The Week - Transit Of Venus

By Meera Dolasia on June 11, 2012

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On June 5th and 6th 2012, people all over the world had the rare opportunity to see Venus as it made its way around the sun. Unfortunately, thanks to foggy skies, time of occurrence or simply lack of the right equipment, many of us missed this once-in-a-lifetime event - One that will not take place again until 2117.

If you happen to be one of those unfortunate souls, here is a time-lapse video of the stunning images captured by the world's most advanced telescope - NASA's high-tech Solar Dynamics Observatory. The best part is that thanks to the 'time-lapse' the 6-hour, 40-minute event has been reduced to just over 3 minutes of the most glorious images.

Resources: NASA.gov

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  • bulldog5
    bulldog52/25/2014
    I am writing a newspaper article for this planet. I really liked it!
    • miller121903
      miller1219032/21/2014
      u meant 2016
      • brad1/31/2014
        love it
        • I'm_too_late6/4/2013
          How come soo many people got to see this. Now I have to wait until year 2117 :(
          • zedbra games6/4/2013
            what does lava feel like
            • yhjdmnbkcfcgv5/15/2013
              i saw this yesterday
              • yhjdmnbkcfcgv5/15/2013
                cool
                • guest30003/31/2013
                  I'm glad I didn't have to try and live to be 1104 years old to see this again!
                  • Tasmiya3/31/2013
                    Wo-ow!? Amazing! :D Neva Seen Nythng lyk this!
                    • Zachary 3/29/2013
                      I saw it with spshal sun glasses.

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