Video Of The Week - Transit Of Venus

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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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155 Comments
  • Addisonover 5 years
    This is 😎🙀🙊🙉
    • Kaelynnover 6 years
      SO COOL!!! too bad i wont be able to see the actual thing... =P
      • mmmhmhmmmover 8 years
        lol
        • lukebryanfan
          lukebryanfanover 8 years
          I will be in heaven by 2117
          • bulldog5
            bulldog5over 8 years
            I am writing a newspaper article for this planet. I really liked it!
            • miller121903
              miller121903over 8 years
              u meant 2016
              • bradover 8 years
                love it
                • I'm_too_lateabout 9 years
                  How come soo many people got to see this. Now I have to wait until year 2117 :(
                  • zedbra gamesabout 9 years
                    what does lava feel like
                    • yhjdmnbkcfcgvover 9 years
                      i saw this yesterday