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!
Several satellites will be observing the historic event.
Venus' stripes, its quick-moving atmosphere and its vanished oceans are just some of its mysteries.
A breakdown of the nearly seven-hour event's major milestones.
If you miss the June 2012 transit of Venus across the sun, you won't have another opportunity until the year 2117.
The transit of Venus across the sun on June 5, 2012. See sky maps and more .
If you're looking for a spot to watch the transit of Venus online Tuesday (June 5), we've got you covered.
The next transit of Venus will not occur until the year 2117.
These celestial sights are among the rarest and most spectacular.
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See images of the moon passing partially within the Earth's shadow on June 4, 2012.
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Venus is an oddity in many ways, including its super-fast winds, scorching temperatures and extreme pressure.
The space telescope would observe the event in sunlight bouncing off Jupiter.
An interesting view of Earth would be visible from Venus during the transit.
From having a day longer than its year to its wind speeds faster than tornadoes, Venus is odd.
The rare sight of Venus transiting the sun is coming up on Tuesday (June 5).
Astronomers around the world will take advantage of the historic event.