venus transit

venus transit

Venus Transit

3w ago
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For an episode of Space Suite (knowledge.ca/program/space-suite): I re-created from scratch, using After Effects and data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the gorgeous 2012 transit of Venus. The existing footage that Two Story Productions (http://www.twostoryproductions.com/) had sourced was a bit jumpy and inconsistent in quality. I also found that SDO data from the day of the transit had gaps in the timeline and a few corrupted frames. I took imagery from another day, sampling from different bandwidths so the footage could be intercut, and created a Venus asset in After Effects that slightly exaggerated the halo effect of the atmosphere being backlit by the sun. Watch the complete episode: https://vimeo.com/144183331