Venus Solar Eclipse

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Today’s image on apod shows a startling image of Venus transiting the Sun:

Venus Solar Eclipse

The dark spot in the upper mid-left in front of the Sun is Venus making it’s transit.

The starling image is a composite of 3 different colours in the ultraviolet region from the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Do pop on over to apod to see a much larger version and for a better explanation.