Venus Transit Path (June 8, 2012)
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The Transit of Venus (June 5-6, 2012) was a much-watched astronomical event to say the least. Probably the best view of it was from the Solar Dynamics Observatory orbiting around Earth and about 20,000 miles above it. In the still image, this sequence of transit images in extreme UV light was composited together to show the path of Venus over the six plus hours. The video clip in the same wavelength of light shows the transit in motion.
SOHO began its Weekly Pick some time after sending a weekly image or video clip to the American Museum of Natural History (Rose Center) in New York City. There, the SOHO Weekly Pick is displayed with some annotations on a large plasma display.
If your institution would also like to receive the same Weekly Pick from us for display (usually in Photoshop or QuickTime format), please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.