Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
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.
04 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The space telescope would observe the event in sunlight bouncing off Jupiter.
04 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
An interesting view of Earth would be visible from Venus during the transit.
04 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Tips on how to safely view the historic event.
04 June 2012, 12:00 AM ET
From having a day longer than its year to its wind speeds faster than tornadoes, Venus is odd.
03 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The rare sight of Venus transiting the sun is coming up on Tuesday (June 5).
03 June 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Astronomers around the world will take advantage of the historic event.
03 June 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The lunar eclipse will be visible throughout much of North America.
03 June 2012, 06:00 AM ET
SPACE.com offers tips on how to photograph the June 5 transit of Venus and June 4 partial lunar eclipse.
03 June 2012, 03:45 AM ET
Tips to photograph the sun for the transit of Venus (June 5, 2012) and the moon during a June 4 partial lunar eclipse.
03 June 2012, 12:02 AM ET
All of America's national parks will be able to catch a glimpse of the rare transit of Venus.
02 June 2012, 06:50 AM ET
Here are some frequently asked questions about the upcoming transit of Venus.
01 June 2012, 03:50 PM ET
The transit of Venus across the sun occurs June 5 and 6. A smartphone app lets you recreate a centuries-old method to compute the size of the solar system.
01 June 2012, 03:35 PM ET
Modern scientists are studying the transit around the world like their 18th century predecessors did.
01 June 2012, 02:58 PM ET
NASA astronaut Don Pettit will capture photos of the Venus transit from the space station's windows.
01 June 2012, 11:28 AM ET
NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) snapped imagery of Venus, almost past Mercury, in anticipation of the Venus Transit of the Sun on June 5-6, 2012 (depending where you are in the world).
01 June 2012, 10:33 AM ET
NASA astronaut Don Pettit had the forethought to bring along some solar filters for the cameras on Station. He will deliver the first images of a Venus Transit, taken by a human in Space from the Space Station's cupola.
01 June 2012, 07:09 AM ET
Several groups will host live webcasts of the historic transit of Venus on June 5.
01 June 2012, 06:29 AM ET
The full moon of June dips into Earth's shadow on June 4 in a partial lunar eclipse.
01 June 2012, 12:00 AM ET
See tips on how to see the June 5 Venus transit of the sun in 2012, the one until 2117, in this SPACE.com infographic.
31 May 2012, 01:53 PM ET
Past planetary transits have offered a rare chance to size up the solar system.
30 May 2012, 07:30 AM ET
The transit of Venus on June 5 will mark the last time humans will see Venus cross the sun in a century.
29 May 2012, 04:05 PM ET
The eclipse will occur when the moon passes behind Earth.
29 May 2012, 01:47 PM ET
The upcoming Venus transit should offer scientists a rare chance to observe the atmosphere of Venus.
29 May 2012, 01:05 PM ET
See images of the Transit of Venus across the sun as witnessed by people throughout history.
29 May 2012, 10:14 AM ET
The transit of Venus across the sun has a long astronomical legacy.