Monthly Archives: June 2012
Watch nearly seven hours of transit time in less than twenty seconds! This time lapse movie from ESA TV shows the transit of Venus as experienced under the midnight sun, 78 degrees north from the Arctic island of Svalbard. Interference … Continue reading
The anticipation and excitement of watching the transit of Venus under the midnight Sun in the high northern latitudes of Svalbard is portrayed nicely in this short film by Lightcurve Films, in association with the European Planetology Network. Lightcurve Films … Continue reading
The international Sun-watching spacecraft Hinode caught this stunning view of Venus entering the solar disc on 5-6 June. More Hinode transit images are available here.
The Transit of Venus wowed sky watchers worldwide. Enjoy this slideshow with impressions from all over the world:
The resident Expedition 31 crew took advantage of their guaranteed cloudless vantage point on board the International Space Station to observe the overnight transit of Venus across the Sun. Of course you should never look directly at the Sun and … Continue reading
[youtube HGDiXBzQWJw nolink] Almost the whole Venus transit could be captured despite of some clouds did get into the way of those observing the transit of Venus in Canberra, Australia. Credit: ESA – M. Castillo, M. Sanchez Portal, S. Martinez.
[youtube KaUHFcSLJEE nolink] Cloudy weather did impact on the Venus transit observations at Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen. Still most of the Venus transit could be captured. Credit: ESA – M. Breitfellner, M. Perez, S. Martinez.
Some of our Mars Express colleagues holding a meeting in Budapest this week were treated to clear skies for the transit during sunrise. Here are some views of their experience.
Venus transit observation teams at Longyearbyen prepare their telescopes to observe the transit of Venus. Impressions of the the different teams while they observe the transit. Longyearbyen is one of the few places in Europe where the whole 2012 transit … Continue reading