Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Venus Transit is Getting Closer

You can see Venus just coming into view on the left of this LASCO image from May 31. Over the next 5 days Venus will approach and disappear behind the occulter disk. On June 5 we will watch Venus move across the Sun in the telescopes of SDO. Watch the SDO images at, starting at 2100 UTC (5 pm ET). The bright dot between Venus and the Sun is Mercury.