transit of Venus

4:30 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Rare "Transit of Venus" Can Be Seen Tuesday

Astronomy buffs will have an opportunity to view a rare cosmic event tomorrow.

That’s when the planet Venus will pass directly between the sun and Earth.  Such transits occur in pairs eight years apart.  The pairs are separated by gaps of more than 100 years.

The last transit of Venus occurred in 2004.  The next one won’t happen until 2117.

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