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Epic Video of Transit of Venus

On January 5, 2012, the Solar Dynamics Observatory collected images of the rarest predictable solar event—the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This event happens in pairs eight years apart that are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years.

Video: NASAexplorer

Ed note: Planning on being around in 2117 for the next transit? Here is everything you need to know about the transit.

h/t Gawker

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