Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
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 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 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.
29 May 2012, 06:00 AM ET
Asteroid and comet impacts could have raised Mars' temperature enough to support liquid water.
23 May 2012, 01:53 PM ET
By the end of the 19th Century, the relative spacing of the planets was known but the absolute distance between them was not. This scientific mystery spanning centuries was finally solved by accurate measurement of Venus Transits of 1874 and 1882.
23 May 2012, 01:43 PM ET
Offering un-obstructed views of the Sun from horizon to horizon and superb weather, Hawaii was perfect for astronomers to view Venus Transits in 1874 and 1882. Such observations accurately determined the scale of the Solar System for the first time.
23 May 2012, 01:34 PM ET
Sky-watching, navigation and the poetry of the cosmos runs deep in Hawaiian culture. Now Hawaiian elementary school students are diving deeply into astronomy’s the history and future through the Venus Transit.
23 May 2012, 01:07 PM ET
In 1882, scientists determined Earth’s distance from the Sun by measuring the Venus Transit. This process, now applied in NASA orbiting Kepler Mission, discovers new planets by measuring the light-curve of transit across other stars faraway.