2012 Venus Transit

  • Released Friday, May 18th, 2012
  • Updated Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 12:00AM


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.

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.

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.