Proba-2 sees Venus approach the Sun

First glimpse of Venus by ESA's Proba-2 space satellite

Proba-2’s SWAP imager sees clearly the first signs of the Venus disc in its field of view, at 1945 UT. The Venus disc projection is visible at a distance a little less than 1 solar radii; note this is not an interaction with the solar corona, but the absorption of EUV radiation of the Venus disc between the Sun and the SWAP imager.

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