Once in a lifetime: Transit of Venus set for June 5-6

Once in a lifetime: Transit of Venus set for June 5-6

Summary: The planet Venus moved directly between the Earth and the sun - and will not do it again for another century.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Update: On June 5 and 6, weather and location permitting, citizens of Earth were able to see a solar event that won't be repeated until 2117 - the transit of Venus. Similar to an eclipse, a transit occurs when a planet or other object moves between the sun and Earth.

    Here, the transit of Venus has almost begun.

    Source: NASA

  • Venus appears to be a spot on the sun as it appears to fly over the sun's surface in this image taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

Topic: Nasa / Space

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  • Hmmm,

    And it was predicted in the Mayan calendar...
    • Oh Really

      Even though it never accounted for leap years...so advanced isnt it?
    • Good grief. The purpose of the Mayan calendar was

      to keep track of when you needed to offer up your next human sacrifice. Quit romanticizing them.
  • Funny

    Hahahahaha, funniest part "If you can see the transit - DO NOT STARE at the sun"
  • Twice in a Lifetime. . .

    For all you who are over 8 years old. (June 8, 2004 / June 5, 2012)