Venus en Rare "Transit of Venus" Can Be Seen Tuesday <p>Astronomy buffs will have an opportunity to view a rare cosmic event tomorrow.</p><p>That&rsquo;s when the planet Venus will pass directly between the sun and Earth.&nbsp; Such transits occur in pairs eight years apart.&nbsp; The pairs are separated by gaps of more than 100 years.</p><p>The last <a href="">transit of Venus</a> occurred in 2004.&nbsp; The next one won&rsquo;t happen until 2117.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:30:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 509 at Rare "Transit of Venus" Can Be Seen Tuesday