RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Viewers of the 2012 Transit of Venus lined up outside Richmond’s Science Museum of Virginia to see the event through telescopes and other safe-viewing devices.
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From our perspective here on Earth, we saw the planet Venus cross in between us and the Sun.This event will not occur again until 2117.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory released a stunning compilation video of the event early Wednesday morning. Watch it here:
Here's the moment of "ingress," when Venus began moving across the face of the Sun:
Here's a close-up image shortly after ingress, also from NASA SDO:
And here's a NASA SDO video of the "egress," the end of the Venus Transit:
This is a really cool composite track of the transit by NASA SDO:
Here's a high-definition, close-up video of Venus crossing in-between the Sun and Earth, also by NASA SDO:
And here's another NASA SDO time lapse video of the transit: