PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: Venus in Transit

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jun 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-06 09:44:25-04

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:

Venus Transit from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

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:

Composite Image of Venus Transit from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

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: