If you watched the transit of Venus in the sky last week, you would have seen a tiny black dot passing in front of a bright white light. While this may be awe inspiring, there is a new video doing the rounds this week from NASA of the tiny planet crossing the face of the Sun which is simply mind-blowing.
Captured by the Solar Dynamic Observatory, the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun, the clip shows one of the rarest events in the solar system.
The second closest planet to the sun, Venus, is shown travelling between the Earth and the Sun, an even that's not due to happen again until 2117.
The video is truly astounding. Not only does it show Venus dwarfed by the massive sun, but also the angry, boiling face of out nearest star.
The clip has been watched by an astronomical number of curious sky watchers, pulling in nearly 1.7 million views in just six days. Earning an incredible 125,000 shares and appearing on over 150 blogs, the sequence has become one of the most popular videos of the week.
The Sun may be the hottest thing in our solar system, but it's also the star of this very cool video.