Venus' Final Transit in our Lifetime
When a planet passes between the Earth and the Sun, we call this a transit. Venus' transit is the rarest predictable solar event, and this footage captures the planet's 2012 journey - a journey it will not make again until the year 2117. If you are reading this in the year 2014, you will not be alive to witness Venus' next transit, and an entire generation may be born and die before anyone else does. In a few short minutes, this simple, understated footage and its accompanying orchestrals say more about the fleeting nature of human existence than a thousand philosophers have in a thousand years.