Transit of Venus Across the Sun 2012: Latest News

Get the latest news and tips for the rare Venus transit across the sun on June 6, 2012. The next one is in 2117!
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Moon and Jupiter Rendezvous This Weekend: How to See Them
Jupiter and the Galilean Moons, April 2015
April 24th, 2015
About 45 minutes after the sun sets on Saturday and Sunday, Jupiter and the moon will be visible in the southwest sky, roughly two-thirds of the way up from the horizon to the point directly overhead (called the zenith).
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How to See the Brightest Planets in the April Night Sky
Venus in April 2015
April 2nd, 2015
Skywatchers around the world can look forward to spotting bright planets throughout April; observers just need to know where to look.
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Brilliant Venus and Moon Shine Together Tonight: How to See It
Venus and the Crescent Moon, April 2015
April 21st, 2015
This evening will be another one of those special occasions when the two brightest objects in the night sky — the moon and a Venus — will get together and, weather permitting, will attract a lot of attention.
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Bid Farewell to the Winter Night Sky
Sky Map for Winter Stars, April 2015
April 9th, 2015
We usually think of the equinox on or around March 21 as the end of winter and the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. But these week you can see the last vestiges of the bright stars of winter arrayed just above the horizon.
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See Venus and the Crescent Moon Shine Together Tonight
Venus will shine near the crescent moon in a dazzling sight on Sunday, March 22, 2015. This Starry Night sky map shows the location of Venus and the moon (as well as Mars lower down) in the western sky at 8 p.m. local time as seen from mid-northern latitu
March 22nd, 2015
As darkness falls tonight (March 22), be sure to take a look low toward the western part of the sky for yet another beautiful celestial tableau formed by a lovely crescent moon and the brilliant planet Venus.
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Uranus, Venus and Mars! See Planets in the March Night Sky
Spring Starts March 20 Sky Map
March 4th, 2015
March should be a great month for spotting planets for skywatchers, weather permitting. Venus is becoming increasingly more prominent in the evening sky, remaining above the horizon for 2.5 to 3 hours after the sun dips below the horizon
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Incredible Technology: NASA's Wild Airship Idea for Cloud Cities on Venus
Venus Cloud City
April 20th, 2015
NASA researchers have come up with a plan to send piloted, helium-filled airships cruising through Venusian skies. The idea, called the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC), could eventually lead to cloud cities on the planet.
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Japanese Spacecraft to Attempt Venus Comeback in December
Artist's concept of Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft at Venus.
April 6th, 2015
A Japanese spacecraft will get a second chance to orbit Venus this December, five years after zooming past the planet on its first attempt. The Akatsuki probe will try again on Dec. 7.
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