Whether you viewed the transit of Venus from Redlands or Loma Linda last week, this NASA video from space includes images you could not see from Earth.
The Solar Dynamics Observatory is an unmanned satellite launched on Feb. 11, 2010, and NASA bills it as "the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun."
On June 5 2012, the observatory collected images of what astronomers call the rarest predictable solar event - the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.
Transits happen in pairs eight years apart that are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years, according to NASA. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will be in 2117.
NASA released this video from June 5 with the following explanation:
"The videos and images displayed here are constructed from several wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light and a portion of the visible spectrum. The red colored sun is the 304 angstrom ultraviolet, the golden colored sun is 171 angstrom, the magenta sun is 1700 angstrom, and the orange sun is filtered visible light. 304 and 171 show the atmosphere of the sun, which does not appear in the visible part of the spectrum."