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2012 Venus Transit



This gallery contains visuals in support of the June 5, 2012 transit of Venus across the solar disk.

Visuals of 2012 Venus Transit

This section contains actual footage of the 2012 transit from the Solar Dynamics Observatory and pre-transit footage from SOHO.

link to gallery item SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit

SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit
link to gallery item SOHO LASCO View of Approaching Venus Transit

SOHO LASCO View of Approaching Venus Transit
link to gallery item Venus Transit 2012 Source Frames from Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)

Venus Transit 2012 Source Frames from Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
link to gallery item Venus Transit 2012 Composited Visuals (SDO)

Venus Transit 2012 Composited Visuals (SDO)

Previsualizations of 2012 Transit

This section contains visualizations of the mechanics of the transit and what it will look like from Earth. The first video is an animation starting on Venus and traveling out to Earth to show the transit. The second video is a data-driven visualization of the relative orbits of Venus and Earth. It then zooms in to show the view from Earth of the transit.
link to gallery item 2012 Venus Transit

2012 Venus Transit
link to gallery item Venus Transit - 2012

Venus Transit - 2012

2004 Venus Transit Materials

This section contains visuals for the last Venus transit in 2004. It includes footage of the transit from the GOES spacecraft, which captured the transit in X-rays.
link to gallery item Conceptual Venus Transit

Conceptual Venus Transit
link to gallery item From Venus to Venus Transit

From Venus to Venus Transit
link to gallery item Venus Transit from GOES/SXI

Venus Transit from GOES/SXI
link to gallery item Venus Transit 2004

Venus Transit 2004

For TRACE footage of the 2004 transit, go here.

For images of Venus, go here.

For Goddard's 2012 Venus Transit Flickr gallery, go here.


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