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

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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 Grüner 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. 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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