2012 Transit of Venus Media

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Graphic representing the various Heliophysics disciplines; Sun, Earth, Space Weather, Near-Earth Space and the Magnetosphere. Understanding the Sun, Heliosphere, and Planetary Environments as a single connected system is a goal of the Heliophysics Research Program.
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2012 Transit of Venus Media

On June 5, 2012 at sunset on the East Coast of North America and earlier for other parts of the U.S., the planet Venus made its final trek across the face of the sun as seen from Earth until the year 2117.

This video shows the entire June 5-6, 2012 Venus transit as captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory in 171 wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. Credit: NASA/SDO/AIA


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Venus' journey across the Sun comes to a close with egress at 04:15:10 UT on June 6, 2012.

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