NASA’s Special And Rare Video Of The Transit Of Venus (June 5, 2012)

This is a very special Transit Of Venus video from NASA.

The video was captured from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory or SDO.

According to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center,  SDO is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun, and it provides images with a resolution eight times better than high-definition television.

To view pictures of the Transit of Venus, please click:

  1. Photos – Transit Of Venus June 5, 2012

  2. ANGKASA’s Photos: Transit Of Venus (Malaysia) June 6, 2012

  3. The Transit Of Venus June 6, 2012

ANGKASA’s Photos: Transit Of Venus (Malaysia) June 6, 2012

These photos of the June 6, 2012 Venus Transit are from the Malaysian National Space Agency or ANGKASA’s website.

The photos were taken from the ANGKASA’s Langkawi National Observatory, in Pulau Langkawi or Langkawi Island earlier today.

How I wish that I could be there 🙂

Photo of the Transit Of Venus from Langkawi National Observatory by ANGKASA, at 8:13am, June 6, 2012.
Photo of the Transit Of Venus from Langkawi National Observatory by ANGKASA, at 9:28am, June 6, 2012.
Photo of the Transit Of Venus from Langkawi National Observatory by ANGKASA, at 12:20pm, June 6, 2012.
Photo of the Transit Of Venus from Langkawi National Observatory by ANGKASA, at 12:40pm, June 6, 2012.

Please click below for:

  1. Photos of the Venus Transit from other parts of the world – Photos: Transit Of Venus June 5, 2012.

  2. NASA’s Special And Rare Video Of The Transit Of Venus (June 5, 2012).

Photos – Transit Of Venus June 5, 2012

Now in Malaysian sky, the Venus is still transiting  through the face of the Sun.

Unfortunately, I can’t see the transit because I do not have any solar filter to protect my eyes from the Sun.

But, I can watch and see the event from videos and pictures and on the internet.

I am still waiting for photos of the Venus Transit through the Malaysian sky from the National Space Agency. 

Please click below for: 

  1. ANGKASA’s Photos: Transit Of Venus (Malaysia) June 6, 2012.

  2. NASA’s Special And Rare Video Of The Transit Of Venus (June 5, 2012)

Below are photos of the Transit of Venus from other parts of the world.

Please click here to learn more about the Transit of Venus:

The planet Venus can be seen on its transit of the Sun, from New Delhi June 6, 2012. Venus last made a visible pass in front of the sun in 2004 but will not make another visible transit until 2117. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus transiting the Sun, June 5, 2012. One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until 2117. REUTERS/NASA/AIA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Handout
This view from the Slooh Space Camera shows the amazing start of the 2012 transit of Venus across the sun (upper left) as it begins to cross the solar disk on June 5, 2012.
Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus at the start of its transit of the Sun, June 5, 2012. One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until 2117. REUTERS/NASA/AIA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Handout
Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus at the start of its transit of the Sun, June 5, 2012. One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until 2117. REUTERS/NASA/AIA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Handout
The photo shows the planet Venus transiting the Sun, June 5, 2012.
The planet Venus starts its transit across the sun as seen from Newcastle, Australia June 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
This photo from NASA shows the planet Venus transiting the Sun, June 5, 2012.
The planet Venus makes its transit across the Sun as seen from Kathmandu June 6, 2012. Venus made a slow transit across the face of the sun on Tuesday, the last such passing that will be visible from Earth for 105 years. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
A combination picture shows the planet Venus as it transits across the face of the sun as seen from the Greenwich Observatory on June 8, 2004 in London. The rare astronomical event last occurred in 1882, while the next transit is due in 2012. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
The “black drop” effect is seen as Venus (top) begins to cross the sun’s face during the transit of Venus as seen from the west side of Manhattan in New York. The optical illusion makes Venus appear to be “stuck” to the edge of the sun at the beginning and end of the transit. (AFP Photo/Stan Honda)
Venus is silhouetted as it crosses in front of the sun as it sets behind the Kansas City, Mo. skyline Tuesday, June 5, 2012. From the U.S. to South Korea, people around the world turned their attention to the daytime sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday in Asia to make sure they caught the once-in-a-lifetime sight of the transit of Venus, which won’t be seen for another 105 years. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Transit Of Venus June 6, 2012

I designed this all by myself using Microsoft PowerPoint for this special phenomena.

The Transit of Venus will occurs tomorrow.

Please click below for:

  1. Photos Transit Of Venus June 5, 2012.

  2. ANGKASA’s Photos: Transit Of Venus (Malaysia) June 6, 2012.

  3. NASA’s Special And Rare Video Of The Transit Of Venus (June 5, 2012)

Venus Transit happens when Earth, Venus and Sun are align together.

During the transit, Venus can be seen from the Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun.

I used the Microsoft PowerPoint to illustrate how the Transit of Venus happens.

It is a very rare event to be able to see Venus passing across the face of the sun.

Venus Transits currently recur at intervals of 8, 105.5, 8 and 121.5 years.

In Malaysia we can see the transit begins with contact I at 06:09:29 am, reach the maximum phase at 09:29:28 am and finally the transit ends at contact IV at 12:49:57 pm.

Geocentric Phases of Venus Transit – 6 June 2012

The transit will can be seen from the West to the East.

Most of North America sees the beginning of the transit in the afternoon and evening on June 5, whereas much of Eurasia sees the end of the transit in the morning  on June 6, 2012.

WARNING: Viewing the Sun without safety filters can cause a permanent eye damage or blindness!

The map shows where and when the Venus Transit can be seen.