Approaching Venus

Global_dynamics_of_Venus_northern_hemisphere_node_full_imageYes, tomorrow’s the day for Perseverance to be landing on Mars, but that shouldn’t stop up us from taking a look at our closer neighbor Venus. This false-colour movie was put together using ultraviolet images taken by the Venus Monitoring Camera on board ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft on 22 May, 2006. The spacecraft was flying over the northern hemisphere at distances ranging between about 39,100 and 22,600 km from the surface.

Video Credit: ESA