I really love that this film exists and that someone found it and shared it. Just beautiful and also a little intense looking at all that heat beyond comprehension of the sun boiling away like so many storms. Wow. (I’m an articulate blogger today huh?) Rarity and impermanence. Enjoy.
The Transit of Venus was reminder of what a tiny speck of rock we live upon. A third of the way closer to the Sun than we are, our sister speck is only slightly smaller than the Earth.
This wondrous once in a life-time event took place yesterday.
On June 5 2012, SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event–the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This event happens in pairs eight years apart that are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117.
The videos and images displayed here are constructed from several wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light and a portion of the visible spectrum. The red colored sun is the 304 angstrom ultraviolet, the golden colored sun is 171 angstrom, the magenta sun is 1700 angstrom, and the…
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