Category Archives: Transit of Venus

Transiting the midnight sun

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

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Our last transit of Venus, the movie

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

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Hinode’s view of the transit

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.

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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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The transit from Budapest

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.

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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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