Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
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 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.
05 June 2012, 11:20 AM ET
Venus' stripes, its quick-moving atmosphere and its vanished oceans are just some of its mysteries.
05 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A breakdown of the nearly seven-hour event's major milestones.
05 June 2012, 06:45 AM ET
If you miss the June 2012 transit of Venus across the sun, you won't have another opportunity until the year 2117.
05 June 2012, 05:14 AM ET
The transit of Venus across the sun on June 5, 2012. See sky maps and more .
05 June 2012, 03:51 AM ET
If you're looking for a spot to watch the transit of Venus online Tuesday (June 5), we've got you covered.
05 June 2012, 12:01 AM ET
The next transit of Venus will not occur until the year 2117.
04 June 2012, 04:14 PM ET
These celestial sights are among the rarest and most spectacular.
04 June 2012, 10:29 AM ET
See amazing views of the partial lunar eclipse of June 4, 2012.
04 June 2012, 10:00 AM ET
See images of the moon passing partially within the Earth's shadow on June 4, 2012.
04 June 2012, 09:20 AM ET
DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY! Here’s how to turn a pair of binoculars into a projector to safely observe the Sun. You’ll need a tripod (or a stack of books), duct tape, a boxer cutter or scissors and two pieces of white cardboard.
04 June 2012, 07:01 AM ET
Venus is an oddity in many ways, including its super-fast winds, scorching temperatures and extreme pressure.