June 06, 2012
Missed yesterday's Transit of Venus? Watch it online until the next one in 2117
From Alessondra Springmann's PCWorld story: "My favorite video [above] was taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a spacecraft dedicated to observing the sun. You can watch Venus passing in front of the sun and its giant coronal loops, where plasma moves along the sun's magnetic field lines."
"While Venus appears to be quite close to the sun, the second planet is about 0.72 times as far from the sun as Earth is, about 67 million miles compared to Earth's 93 million miles from the sun."
Note added at 6:54 a.m. June 7: reader Alan Fick sent me a link to the video which appears up top, replacing the 22-second-long version I originally posted.
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the link above seems abbreviated
Posted by: sherlock | Jun 7, 2012 3:33:13 AM
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