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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Watch Venus transit the Sun
In this spectacular time-lapse video you can watch Venus transit the Sun. This Venus transit as seen in the 171 wavelength is a 39 second time compressed video which took Venus 7 hours to do in real time. The brightest spots seen here are locations where the magnetic field near the surface is exceptionally strong. Keep a lookout for some spectacular coronal loops too.