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NASA Shows The Best Video Of Venus Passing In Front Of The Sun [Video]

Venus Transit
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So you saw a few pictures of Venus passing in front of the Sun huh?  Well I can guarantee that you didn’t see anything like this, even if you were one of the few people behind welders masks watching it live.

NASA described the event that led to this amazing video:

This event lasted approximately 6 hours and happens in pairs eight years apart, which are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117.

The videos and images displayed here are constructed from several wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light and a portion of the visible spectrum. The red colored sun is the 304 angstrom ultraviolet, the golden colored sun is 171 angstrom, the magenta sun is 1700 angstrom, and the orange sun is filtered visible light. 304 and 171 show the atmosphere of the sun, which does not appear in the visible part of the spectrum.

Venus Passes In Front Of The Sun

 

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