6 June 2012

THE TRANSIT OF VENUS 2012

Amazing live footage and images of the rare transit of Venus which took place between 22:00 and 05:00 GMT. The next one won't happen till December 2117.



The live feed from the solar scope set up on Mauna Kea by the Keck astronomers
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures the transit
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures the transit
SDO image of the transit at ultraviolet wavelengths
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures the transit
Fantastic SDO image taken at ultraviolet wavelengths
Egress of Venus captured by the Flamsteed Astronomical Society on Blackheath
Egress of Venus captured by the Flamsteed Astronomical Society on Blackheath
Egress of Venus captured by the Flamsteed Astronomical Society on Blackheath
Dark worm-like filamentary structure seen below Venus