The transit of Venus across the sun is the rarest predictable event in astronomy. On June 5, 2012 from approximately 6-12pm Eastern Daylight Time, the last transit until the year 2117 took place. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the entire transit in many wavelengths of light and greater-than-HD resolution. The last such passing that will be visible from Earth for 105 years.
Transits of Venus happen in pairs, eight years apart, (the last transit was June 8th 2004) with more than a century between cycles. The time of this cosmos event took six-hour and 40-minute.
Whats cool about this is you get a real idea of how BIG our SUN is.
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