Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Venus Transit Music Video from SDO
Posted on 06/10/2012 9:26:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: What's that black dot moving across the Sun? Venus. Possibly the clearest view of Venus crossing in front of the Sun last week was from Earth orbit. The Solar Dynamics Observatory obtained an uninterrupted vista recording it not only in optical light but also in bands of ultraviolet light. Pictured above is a composite movie of the crossing set to music. Although the event might prove successful scientifically for better determining components of Venus' atmosphere, the event surely proved successful culturally by involving people throughout the world in observing a rare astronomical phenomenon. Many spectacular images of this Venus transit from around (and above) the globe are being proudly displayed.
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For some reason, I was expecting “King of Pain”.
It looks like Mars should be burning up.
Interestingly, at the edge of the Sun, you can see through Venus.
That’s Venus. Mars orbit is 50 million miles beyond Earth’s. However, it does make Venus look like it is about to be consumed by the Sun, or at least a lot warmer than 860 F
Here I am, proudly displaying my image of Venus......
I know.....it’s breathtaking......
Spectacular and moving.
I sat on the balcony of my hotel in DisneyWorld for 2 hours waiting for a break in the clouds. I didn’t even see a glimmer of the Sun.
Had a great view of the area, but, no Sun. :(
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