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Venus Transit 2012

Jun
06
venus-transit-2012

Photograph by David Cortner, Galaxy Picture Library/Alamy

Feeling low because the skies are cloudy and you’re missing out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Venus dancing across the Sun?

Well, what will we do without the internet. National Geographic has some pretty awesome photos the Venus Transit.

For the uninitiated, the Venus Transit is an event whereby Venus passes directly in between Earth and the Sun, allowing us to see Venus as a small black disc moving across the face of the Sun.

The picture below is of the Venus Transit taken in 2004.

venus-transit-2004

Photograph by Jim Tiller, Daytona Beach News-Journal/AP

The next Venus Transit visible from Earth will be 2117. When i’m 138 years old.

Good luck with that!

You can check out the venus transit wiki to find out more.

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