Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
04 September 2012, 11:50 AM ET
This September skywatchers can catch a glimpse of four planets (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) as well as a visual trick in the constellation Capricornus that makes two stars look like one oddly enlongated star.
29 August 2012, 07:01 AM ET
A number of night sky superlatives are overhead now.
28 August 2012, 09:30 AM ET
The brightest planet and the largest star are just the start of the night's sky's extreme objects.
23 August 2012, 11:28 AM ET
This early morning shot of the iconic salt march captures the crescent moon with Jupiter and Venus.
10 August 2012, 08:54 AM ET
The annual meteor shower reaches its high point on August 11-13, 2012. Jupiter, Venus, the crescent moon and red giant star Aldebaron add to the skywatching spectacle.
09 August 2012, 10:19 PM ET
See sky maps to help spot the skywatching events of August 2012.
09 August 2012, 05:30 PM ET
Serene morning image features the crescent moon, Taurus, Jupiter and Venus.
06 August 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Mariner 1 launched for orbiting Venus.
18 July 2012, 06:13 AM ET
Hungarian astrophotographer Tamas Ladanyi captures stunning image of the Venus transit across a melting sun.
16 July 2012, 12:17 PM ET
See spectacular stargazer photos of Jupiter, Venus and the moon shining together in the night sky during July 2012.
14 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The trio will be visible in the early morning sky on July 15.
12 July 2012, 05:47 PM ET
Night sky photographer Ajay Talwar shoots bright planets in beautiful conjunction over historic Lodi Gardens in India.
12 July 2012, 10:40 AM ET
See our favorite images of July 2012 skywatching events submitted by SPACE.com readers.
09 July 2012, 04:33 PM ET
Night sky watchers will have a variety of events to enjoy in July 2012.
06 July 2012, 05:13 PM ET
From July through August, planet groupings in the pre-dawn and dusk skies will impress skywatchers around the world.
03 July 2012, 11:05 PM ET
Being awake at dawn has its benefits in July as Venus and Jupiter converge and set the table for a skywatching show that also stars the crescent Moon with Earthshine, a star cluster and more.
10 June 2012, 09:16 AM ET
From complete coverage of Venus crossing the sun to a New York space shuttle, it's been an unforgettable week in space.
09 June 2012, 07:38 AM ET
Astrophotographer Thierry Legault snapped the spectacular image from Australia.
08 June 2012, 06:36 AM ET
Skywatcher P-M Heden took this spectacular photo from Sweden’s capital Stockholm on March 11.
07 June 2012, 03:09 PM ET
See how astronomers at Mount Wilson Observatory's Solar Tower captured the Venus Transit of 2012.
06 June 2012, 06:45 PM ET
Stunning photos of the historic celestial event from Southern California.
06 June 2012, 05:52 PM ET
Stunning photos of the 2012 Venus transit by astrophotographers Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre.
06 June 2012, 05:06 PM ET
In this stunning space wallpaper, Hinode captured this stunning view of the transit of Venus on June 5, 2012,-- the last instance of this rare phenomenon until 2117.
06 June 2012, 11:03 AM ET
On June 5-6 2012, SDO collected images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun in this cool space wallpaper.
06 June 2012, 02:38 AM ET
The Venus Transit 2012 has come and gone but the Solar Dynamics Observatory has left us with memories that will last a lifetime.
06 June 2012, 01:13 AM ET
The transit of Venus of 2012 is the last one for 105 years.
05 June 2012, 10:47 PM ET
See photos of the 2012 Venus transit sent in by skywatchers from around the world.
05 June 2012, 08:50 PM ET
The Solar Dynamics Observatory's AIA 304 camera delivered this amazing view of Venus over the active Sun during the first few hours of the Venus Transit.
05 June 2012, 07:11 PM ET
The transit has officially begun and will last for six hours and 40 minutes.
05 June 2012, 06:37 PM ET
The Solar Dynamics Observatory's captured the initial ingress of Venus during its transit across the face of the Sun.
05 June 2012, 06:10 PM ET
The transit has officially begun and will last for six hours and 40 minutes.
05 June 2012, 06:10 PM ET
The Solar Dynamics Observatory's eyes are fixated on Venus and has delivered the first up close view of the event pre-ingress.
05 June 2012, 05:37 PM ET
See images of the last Venus transit for the next 105-1/2 years!
05 June 2012, 03:41 PM ET
The Venus Tranist is a few hours away, and the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory is hard at work capturing the moments leading up to the event. This time-lapse view shows the Morning Star's approach.
05 June 2012, 02:38 PM ET
Transits of Venus are among the rarest skywatching sights.
05 June 2012, 01:03 PM ET
Several satellites will be observing the historic event.