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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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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How to See the Brightest Planets in February's Night Sky
Venus is an "evening star" in February 2015. Look for it in the southwestern sky just after sunset.
February 5th, 2015
Jupiter will dazzle all night long for the entire month, and if you’re awake in the early morning hours, look for the ringed wonder, Saturn. Skywatchers will also have good opportunuties to see Mercury, Venus and Mars this month.
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What Would It Be Like to Live on Venus?
Venus in 1979
February 3rd, 2015
With its intense heat, thick air and high pressure, Venus is not an ideal vacation spot.
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Venus Points the Way to Mercury in Night Sky This Week
Mercury and Venus in January 2015
January 8th, 2015
The hard-to-spot planet Mercury can be found near Venus just after sunset this week, offering a great chance to see the closest planet to sun. Here's how to see Mercury and Venus together in January's night sky.
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Moon, Venus, Mars Meet in Friday Night Sky: How to See It
Mars, Venus, and the Moon, February 2015 Sky Map
February 18th, 2015
Mars, Venus and the moon will meet up in a particularly beautiful cosmic display Friday. If you've been watching the evening twilight sky over the past few weeks, you will have seen the brilliant planet Venus gradually moving away from the sun, setting sl
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Heavy-Metal Frost May Coat Mountains On Venus
Radar image of Venus' Ovda highlands region. The bright areas are highland plateaus, and the curious dark spots are mysterious areas at the highest elevations.
January 22nd, 2015
A re-analysis of data gathered by a NASA spacecraft more than 20 years ago suggests that exotic heavy-metal frost may be present in the mountains and highlands of Venus.
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