19 of the Most Incredible Photos of Venus Passing In Front of the Sun This Week

In case you missed it, the planet Venus passed in front of the sun this week – a very rare occurrence (when you live on earth) and one that won’t be replicated for more than another century. The event meant every astrophotographer worth their salt was out in force. This collection is NASA heavy (they have the best toys for this type of thing!), but check out a few of the amazing shots at the end of the collection too! And if you were lucky enough to shoot the event yourself, then share your shots in the comments!

Hinode Views the 2012 Venus Transit by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on Flickr

SDO’s Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit – 304 Angstrom by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on Flickr

NASA’s SDO Satellite Captures Venus Transit Approach — Bigger, Better! by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on Flickr

SDO’s Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit – 193 Angstrom by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on Flickr

SDO’s Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit – 171 Angstrom by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on Flickr

NASA’s SDO Satellite Captures Venus Transit Approach by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on Flickr

SDO’s Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit – HMI Instrument by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on Flickr

NASA’s SDO Satellite Captures 2012 Venus Transit [Close-Up] by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on Flickr

SDO’s Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit — Path Sequence by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on Flickr

SDO’s Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit – 304 Angstrom by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on Flickr

SDO’s Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit – 304 Angstrom by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on Flickr

2012 Venus Transit closeup on 2nd Contact by jimnista, on Flickr

Transit of Venus: view from Moscow through clouds by Dmitry Kolesnikov, on Flickr

Venus Transit of the rising Sun 6/6/2012 by sashapo, on Flickr

Venus Transitting the Sun by gachiman, on Flickr

Venus Passing in Front of the Sun by eschipul, on Flickr

Venus Transit by Chris_Short, on Flickr

Venus und GrĂ¼ner Blitz by LLacertae, on Flickr

Venus Transit 2012 by R Hensley, on Flickr

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13 thoughts on “19 of the Most Incredible Photos of Venus Passing In Front of the Sun This Week

  1. RayeAnne Leal

    My attempt of Venus Transit from
    Central California
    [img]DSC_7190-2.jpg[/img]

  2. Jennifer Reid

    These are beautiful and really put planetary size in relation to the sun into perspective.

  3. Amy V.

    It was truly an amazing day to actually see this in person! My husband got the telescope set up in the back yard and when I arrived home from work, I just had to start clicking away.[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8130/8755496661_848336e755_m.jpg[/img]

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