Transit of Venus 2012

June 6 was interesting astronomical event — the transit of Venus across the solar disk. For an observer on Earth, it looked like the movement of a dark circle in the sun, which lasted for several hours.

Event is significant that the next passage will occur only in 2117. And also the first time that this phenomenon was filmed in such a high resolution. This was done in camera space observatory, NASA SDD (Solar Dynamics Observatory), which monitors our luminary with the earth's orbit.

1. Japanese scientific satellite for research in the field of solar physics, "Hinode" watches as Venus moves across the solar disk, June 6, 2012. (Reuters / JAXA)

2. Passage of Venus, also known as the transit of Venus — a kind of solar eclipse, in which the Earth and the Sun does not share the Moon and Venus. Although the diameter of Venus is almost 4 times greater than that of the moon, during its transit, it looks 30 times less than the Sun, as it is much further from the Earth than the Moon. In the photo: A visual explanation of the transit of Venus. (SDO / NASA)

3. The planet Venus is visible as a tiny black dot on the solar disk, June 6, 2012. Tower is also visible in Chittorgarh, India. (AP Photo / Atish Aman)

4. Girl watching the transit of Venus in Medellin, Colombia, on June 5, 2012. (Raul Arboleda / AFP / Getty Images)

5. Amateur astronomer observes the transit of Venus in a telescope, Jena, Germany, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo / Candy Welz)

6. The duration of passage is usually a few hours. At the same time, it is one of the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena. Every 243 years repeated four passing, two in December (with a difference of 8 years), then the gap in 121.5 years, two more in June (again with a difference 8 years) and the gap in 105.5 years. In the photo: Transit of Venus over New Delhi, June 6, 2012. (Manan Vatsyayana / AFP / Getty Images)

7. Venus transit over New Delhi, India, June 6, 2012. In ancient times the phenomenon of demonic clouds could really scare people. (Manan Vatsyayana / AFP / Getty Images)

8. Passage of Venus in Amman, Jordan, June 6, 2012. Reuters / Ali Jarekji)

9. John Romney and his wife Amanda watch the transit of Venus, near Salt Lake City, Utah. (Reuters / Jim Urquhart)

10. The plane in the sun, against which Venus is visible. The picture was taken in California. (CC BY Jim Nista)

11. Girl points to the shadow of Venus on the solar disk during a presentation at the Berlin Observatory Wilhelm-Foster. (AP Photo / Christoph Soeder)

12. Photo taken by NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows the transit of Venus on the background of the solar disk 5 June 2012. (NASA / SDO)

13. Transit of Venus at sunset, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, June 5, 2012. (Reuters / Jim Urquhart)

14. Bird and one of the spiers of the Taj Mahal against the solar disk during the transit of Venus. (AP Photo / Kevin Frayer)

15. Hong Kong residents contrived special filters for binoculars and telescopes to comfortably observe the transit of Venus Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo / Vincent Yu)

16. View high resolution for the transit of Venus. Photo taken from the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory of NASA. (NASA / SDO HMI)

17. View of Venus with Solar Dynamics Observatory, June 5, 2012. (SDO / NASA)

18. Sarajevo residents observe the transit of Venus near the Bosnian capital. (Elvis Barukcic / AFP / Getty Images)

19. The sun rises behind the clouds over the Baltic Sea, while Venus passes by, Kolobrzeg, Poland, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo / Michael Probst)

20. Visitor Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California, USA, decided to film the event on video, June 5, 2012. (AP Photo / Jae C. Hong)

21. Spectators admire the transit of Venus on the sun going down in Edgewater Park, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, June 5, 2012. (AP Photo / Mark Duncan)

22. Visitors to the planetarium in Hamburg, Germany, enthusiastically watching Venus, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo / Philipp Guelland)

23. Venus Transit in New Delhi, India, June 6, 2012. (Reuters / Adnan Abidi)

24. Venus on its way across the solar disk. View from Los Angeles, California, USA, June 5, 2012. (Joe Klamar / AFP / Getty Images)

25. Astronomer Raminder Samra (Raminder Samra) is trying to get a view of Venus crossing the sun, with shadows on a sheet of paper and a telescope in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 5, 2012. Unfortunately, cloudy prevented. (Reuters / Andy Clark)

26. Transit of Venus, close-up on photo taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 5. (NASA / SDO)

27. Venus Transit in Kolobrzeg, Poland, June 6, 2012. (AP Photo / Michael Probst)

28. Amateur astronomers observe the transit of Venus in Calcutta, India, June 6, 2012. Indians, like many other nations of the East, are very fond of astronomy. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP / GettyImages)

29. Transit of Venus across the solar disk over the Pacific Ocean, June 5, 2012. (Reuters / Mike Blake)

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