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!
The planet Venus is now moving steadily lower with each passing night.
Glorious Venus became a gossamer crescent as it transitions from 'evening star' to 'morning star' on the day of closest approach to Earth. This 'inferior conjunction' takes place every 8 years.
It has been a superb winter for viewing the queen of the planets, Venus.
This month you'll have an opportunity to see all five naked-eye planets.
New Venus Express data reveals evidence for the loss of water from the planet's day side.
Venus crossed directly between the Earth and Sun on June 8th, 2004, an occurrence last viewed in the 19th century. Next viewing will occur on June 5th, 2012 and then on to the 22nd century (2117).
A slender crescent moon will appear in very close proximity to the two brightest planets in our sky, Venus and Jupiter.
Venus and the moon will deliver a Halloween treat visible this evening just as little ghosts and goblins head out to gather candy.
Earth from afar, scientists hope to discern what signs of habitability to look for on other planets.