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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.
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.
After seven hours of dedicated observing – often grabbing opportunities between breaks in the cloud – our Svalbard team watched Venus leave the solar disc. The next transit of Venus will not be visible from Earth until 2117.
ESA’s Venus Express project scientist Håkan Svedhem observes the transit of Venus from Svalbard as Venus Express – the only spacecraft orbiting Venus at the moment – prepares to take its solar occultation measurements. During these measurements sunlight will filter … Continue reading
Proba-2 continues to watch the solar spectacular from its ringside seat in low-Earth orbit.
Our luck continues in Svalbard and between patchy cloud we are being treated to splendid views of Venus as it passes in front of the Sun. Here’s a shot through the ESA TV camera…look closely, it’s approaching the 11 o’clock … Continue reading
It may be cloudy, but we were still able to see some of the first moments of the 2012 transit of Venus here in Svalbard thanks to ESAC’s Michel Breitfellner and Miguel Perez Ayucar, who have solar and optical telescopes equipped with … Continue reading