Venus Transit from GOES/SXI

  • Released Wednesday, July 21, 2004

The planet Venus is seen passing between the Earth and the Sun in this sequence of images taken by GOES/SXI. The last Venus Transit was in 1882, the next will be in 2012.

Venus has moved off the solar disk (around the 4:30 position) but is still silhouetted against the x-ray emission from the solar corona.

Venus has moved off the solar disk (around the 4:30 position) but is still silhouetted against the x-ray emission from the solar corona.

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, July 21, 2004.
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