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The Transit of Venus, June 5, 2012

The Transit of Venus, June 5, 2012

A very rare event is due to occur this spring! Venus will pass directly between the Earth and Sun: For several hours, the planet will appear silhouetted against our daytime star. The next transit of Venus won't occur for another 105 years.

Explanation of the phenomenon and historical importance

Visibility of the June 2012 transit

Observing the Transit of Venus

More information about the Transit of Venus

The following websites are great starting points for more information on the transits of Venus:

Sites in English

Downloadable information bulletin, in French

Sites in French/Other languages

See the Transit of Venus live on the Web on June 5

Contest (enter between June 5 and 11, 2012)

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The entry period has closed; see the list of winners.


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