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!
See amazing photos of Venus, Jupiter and the moon in a celestial triple conjunction.
Venus, Jupiter and Mercury can be seen near the moon at sunset. Mars makes an appearance.
Jupiter, Venus and the crescent moon will shine extra bright just after sunset in the western sky this weekend.
The Slooh Space Camera will webcast the action live on Feb. 25 and 26.
Europe's Venus Express spacecraft has measured a change in the so-called Morning Star's spin. Peering through the heavy cloud cover with infrared instruments, it has found that surface features have shifted by up to 12 miles.
The moon will shine with venus, Saturn and the bright star Spica, while Mars makes a late-night appearance.
Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and several prominent giant stars highlight a brilliant month in the night sky. Tonight's Sky for February 2012 shows how to see them all.
One of the brightest objects in the sky, Venus is visible from Earth because it is close to the orbit of the sun.
A waxing crescent moon will pay a visit to Jupiter in the evening sky.
See images of the moon and Venus close together.
A celestial convergence is set to take place this week.
See photos of the 2004 transit of Venus across the sun by veteran astrophotographers Edwin Aguirre and Imelda Joson.
The Sun produced a colorful flare on January 16, 2011 resembling a flower and the ensuing coronal mass ejection was pointed towards Venus. Damage to the planet's vast atmosphere is expected to be minimal, with slight cloud top erosion.
In June, Venus will cross in front of the sun, in an extremely rare skywatching event.
See photos from the amazing Jan. 2, 2012 sight of Jupiter near the moon.
See photos of Jupiter and the moon as they shined together on Jan. 2, 2012.
Start the year 2012 off with a skywatching treat: Jupiter and the moon.