JAXA/NASA's image of Venus and it's backlit atmosphere from Astronomy Post of the Day. There is still more Venus Transit awesomeness out on the web. You may have seen some of these before, but they bear revisiting.Firstly, run, don't walk to see Thierry Legault's amazing image of the International Space station as it transits the Sun during the Venus transit (He was in Australia too).
This video of class 4 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class discusses eclipses, Mercury, Venus, and a comparison of the atmospheres of Venus, Earth, and Mars. Read Post
The image above shows arc of Venus photographed in 2004 by Riccardo Robitschek and Giovanni Maria Caglieris of Milan, Italy. Backlit by the sun, Venus's atmosphere refracted sunlight passing through layers of air above the planet's ... Read Post