40 Stunning Photos Of Venus Passing In Front Of The Sun

Thanks, Science Photography! Special filters and satellites caught some pretty impressive images yesterday of Venus transiting the sun, a phenomenon where Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun, that won't happen again for 100 years.

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In this handout composite image provided by NASA, the SDO satellite captures the path sequence of the transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 5-6, 2012 as seen from space. The last transit was in 2004 and the next pair of events will not happen again until the year 2117 and 2125.