Transit of Venus on video

Venus passed in front of the sun yesterday. If you missed the Transit of Venus, and since it won't happen again for another hundred years:

The video above captures the historic event from more than 22,000 miles above our planet, taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory from geosynchronous orbit.

The high-above and high-definition view shows our sister planet Venus as it plunges just past the solar limb and crosses the sun’s face. The video is composed of a series of images stitched together to produce a sped-up version of the transit (which, in reality, took nearly seven hours). SDO took images in several different wavelengths, including extreme ultraviolet that shows the sun blazing with fierce magnetic field lines.

-- Wired Science

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