Transit of Venus Video from NASA and Wikipedia

Photo of Transit of Venus

 

 

 

 

 

See that black dot in the photo above.  That’s the planet Venus passing between Earth and the Sun.

Click here or the photo above to see amazing video of astronomy history →  Transit of Venus June 5, 2012 from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Wikipedia.

To see a gallery of amazing still photos of the Transit of Venus

Transits of Venus come in pairs.  The transit of Venus in 2004

The last transit of Venus transit occurred on December 6, 1882.  

The next pair of transits of Venus will occur on December 10-11, 2117, and in December 2125.

Be prepared.  Get a telescope.

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