Transit of Venus Across the Sun Through History (Gallery)

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'Venus' Tablet of King Ammizaduga

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Sun-Earth Day
A transit of Venus occurs when the planet crosses the face of the sun, as seen from Earth. In this gallery, we look at the Venus transit as recorded throughout…Read More »

history. The ancient Babylonian Venus Tables of Ammizaduga (shown here) contains information about the movements of Venus, but mentions no transit, though the Babylonians had opportunity to see ones in 1512, 1520, and 1641. [See our Transit of Venus 2012: Complete Coverage Special Report.]   Less «
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