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.

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.

(Getty Images / NASA)

(Getty Images / NASA)

(AP / NASA/Solar Dynamic Observatory)

(AP / Manish Swarup)

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