Venus http://wfpl.org en Rare "Transit of Venus" Can Be Seen Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/rare-transit-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="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus">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 http://wfpl.org Rare "Transit of Venus" Can Be Seen Tuesday