ScienceCasts: The 2012 Transit of Venus
NASA | SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit
Venus Transit : Partial Lunar Eclipse sets the stage for Transit of Venus (June 3, 2012)
On June 5-6 2012, SDO is collecting images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: 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. This image was captured June 5, 2012.
The Goddard Visitor Center hosted a Venus Transit watch party on June 5, 2012, that included near real-time images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory mission, coverage of the event from several locations via NASA TV, in-person presentations by NASA experts, hands-on activities for children of all ages. Heavy cloud cover did not allow viewing opportunities of the transit via solar telescopes.
This series of photographs of the 2012 Venus transit was seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory in space, June 5, 2012.
Astronaut Don Pettit took this photo of the Venus transit, June 5, 2012, aboard the International Space Station.