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Transit of Venus 2012 in pictures

The Transit of Venus wowed sky watchers worldwide. Enjoy this slideshow with impressions from all over the world:

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Transit of Venus observed from the ISS

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

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Venus transit seen from Canberra, Australia

[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.

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Venus Transit seen from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

[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.

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Venus solar transit 2012 – Transit observers

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

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Lucky sky watchers in Arizona

Sky watchers in the US state Arizona were blessed with clear skies during the whole transit. One of the lucky observers caught this photo of Venus passing the sun on June 5 using a calcium filter in the ultraviolet spectrum. … Continue reading

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Proba-2’s journey across the Sun

[youtube om8sD_l1LVg nolink] This movie shows the transit of Venus on 5-6 June 2012 as seen from SWAP, a Belgian solar imager onboard ESA’s Proba-2 microsatellite. SWAP, watching the Sun in EUV light, observes Venus as a small, black circle, … Continue reading

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