Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
04 May 2012, 12:04 PM ET
Starting from the surface of the morning star and ending with a view from above Earth. The transit will become reality for human eyes on June 5, 2012 for the last time until 2117.
01 May 2012, 02:32 PM ET
Highlights of the month include the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which peaks on May 6th and an annular solar eclipse that will be seen in the western United States. Venus, Saturn and Mars are part of the planetary spectacle in the night sky.
30 April 2012, 06:00 AM ET
Skywatcher and photographer Stefano De Rosa snapped this view of his three children enjoying the night sky.
27 April 2012, 01:40 PM ET
Venus reaches maximum brightness this week, making it a must-see for skywatchers.
27 April 2012, 09:23 AM ET
The president took some time to gaze skyward this week at Colorado's Buckley Air Force Base.
25 April 2012, 11:27 AM ET
See these amazing skywatching photos of Venus and the crescent moon in April 2012.
22 April 2012, 07:27 AM ET
From the transfer of shuttle Discovery to its new home to a SPACE.com tee up in a balloon, it's been a busy week in space.
15 April 2012, 07:27 AM ET
From an expedition to explore auroras to sun's sibling stars, it's been a busy week in space.
09 April 2012, 05:00 PM ET
Astrophotographer captures beautiful image of the moon and Venus in conjunction over Gobustan National Park in Azerbaijan.
07 April 2012, 06:12 AM ET
From cabs in space to alien earths, it's been a busy week in space. Vote for the week's best space story.
06 April 2012, 01:19 PM ET
Venus and Jupiter appeared to come closer this year and then passed each other on March 13.
05 April 2012, 02:01 PM ET
Northern and Southern Lights may occur on Venus, too.
04 April 2012, 12:00 PM ET
Jupiter, the moon and Venus align over a shining castle in skywatcher’s photo.
02 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
It's the last chance to see a Venus transit until 2117.
30 March 2012, 03:24 PM ET
The Morning Star appears to pass across the face of the Sun at regular intervals of 8, 121.5 and 105.5 years. In 2004, NASA's TRACE spacecraft captured the event and in June 2012 humans will see the last transit before the pair in 2117 and 2125.
30 March 2012, 01:41 PM ET
Get the latest news on the skywatching event of the year: the 2012 transit of Venus across the sun.
30 March 2012, 12:42 PM ET
See 52 views of the amazingly rare Venus transit of the sun of 2004 as seen by scientists and skywatchers around the world.
30 March 2012, 12:11 PM ET
Venus and the Pleiades star cluster will perform a cosmic sister act on April 3.
26 March 2012, 06:42 AM ET
Did you know that President Abraham Lincoln spotted Venus in the daytime in 1865?
24 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Skywatchers can experience this weekend's planetary conjunction with NASA and the Slooh Space Camera.
23 March 2012, 11:09 AM ET
Venus and Jupiter are beacons you can’t miss.
14 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
After a long buildup, the two planets finally came together in the sky last night.
13 March 2012, 05:37 PM ET
Observers around the world have snapped stunning pictures of the two planets.
12 March 2012, 06:50 PM ET
Amazing skywatcher shots of Venus and Jupiter hanging together in the sky.
12 March 2012, 05:55 PM ET
The dazzling one-minute video was shot last week.
12 March 2012, 01:31 PM ET
Venus and Jupiter cruise over Colorado's iconic Flatiron Mountains in this video, shot from March 5-9, 2012 by Patrick Cullis.
12 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The two planets will come together in the night sky this Thursday (March 15).
09 March 2012, 02:41 PM ET
Consider these facts when spotting Venus and Jupiter close in the sky.
08 March 2012, 03:52 PM ET
Skywatchers can spot the full moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and perhaps even Uranus tonight.
08 March 2012, 12:58 PM ET
The planets Jupiter and Venus will meet up in the sky March 15.
06 March 2012, 07:18 AM ET
Venus, the second closest planet to our sun, is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus is one of the brightest natural objects in the night sky.
06 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The eruptions are caused by discontinuities in the solar wind.
05 March 2012, 03:15 PM ET
As the solar wind flows around Venus, it creates similar space weather effects as it does near Earth.
02 March 2012, 12:42 PM ET
The Red Planet's nearest approach to us occurs as the Morning Star and the Largest Gas Giant appear together for a planetary spectacle in March 2012. The spring equinox brings about the Sun-Earth Day celebration and Comet Garrard joins the party.
28 February 2012, 05:21 AM ET
Matt Hartman captured Venus, Jupiter and the Moon on the move in this time-lapse. Recorded on February 25th, 2012.
27 February 2012, 12:54 PM ET
Roberto Porto captured this incredible imagery of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon (seen on the horizon) on the road to Teide National Park in Tenerife, Spain. Taken on February 24, 2012.