If you missed out on the second and last Venus transit of our lifetimes due to not owning any #14 Welder’s glass or being underwhelmed by the effects of a pinhole projector, then does NASA have the video for you!
The agency has compiled ultra-HD images from its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft into a video that captures the progression of the transit from various angles and at various wavelengths. The SDO is in its third year of a five-year mission, transmitting more than a terabyte of data back to Earth each day. I will definitely be dreaming of NASA’s server room on those cold winter nights.
Enjoy the great video of the twice-in-a-lifetime event below — be sure to switch to the highest resolution your Internet connection can handle:
[Image Source: NASA]