Transit of Venus, 2012

Yesterday, Venus passed in front of the Sun. A transit like this won’t happen again until 2117. Luckily, NASA posted a video of the entire event. The thing that amazes me is the size of Venus relative to the Sun. Venus is roughly the same size as Earth and you can see how small it is with the Sun in the background. We are truly tiny relative to the Sun, Solar System and the Universe.

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Posted on June 6, 2012