I haven't shown you one of these in quite awhile but couldn't resist. The transit of Venus right before your eyes. Can you believe how wondrously beautiful is this, our shining star, when photographed in various shades of ultraviolet light?
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2013 August 20
Image Credit: NASA/SDO & the AIA, EVE, and HMI teams; Digital Composition: Peter L. Dove