Latest News for 2012 Venus Transit of the Sun Archive
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.
27 February 2012, 12:32 PM ET
Jupiter and Venus lined up with the moon, and will get even closer together in March.
27 February 2012, 12:31 PM ET
See amazing photos of Venus, Jupiter and the moon in a celestial triple conjunction.
25 February 2012, 12:02 PM ET
Venus, Jupiter and Mercury can be seen near the moon at sunset. Mars makes an appearance.
24 February 2012, 11:58 AM ET
Jupiter, Venus and the crescent moon will shine extra bright just after sunset in the western sky this weekend.
23 February 2012, 02:47 PM ET
The Slooh Space Camera will webcast the action live on Feb. 25 and 26.
10 February 2012, 10:39 AM ET
Europe's Venus Express spacecraft has measured a change in the so-called Morning Star's spin. Peering through the heavy cloud cover with infrared instruments, it has found that surface features have shifted by up to 12 miles.
08 February 2012, 03:20 PM ET
The moon will shine with venus, Saturn and the bright star Spica, while Mars makes a late-night appearance.
31 January 2012, 03:15 PM ET
Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and several prominent giant stars highlight a brilliant month in the night sky. Tonight's Sky for February 2012 shows how to see them all.
31 January 2012, 06:00 AM ET
One of the brightest objects in the sky, Venus is visible from Earth because it is close to the orbit of the sun.
28 January 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A waxing crescent moon will pay a visit to Jupiter in the evening sky.
27 January 2012, 09:18 PM ET
See images of the moon and Venus close together.
24 January 2012, 03:33 PM ET
A celestial convergence is set to take place this week.
23 January 2012, 10:29 AM ET
See photos of the 2004 transit of Venus across the sun by veteran astrophotographers Edwin Aguirre and Imelda Joson.
23 January 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The next such occurrence will be in 2117.
17 January 2012, 03:55 PM ET
The Sun produced a colorful flare on January 16, 2011 resembling a flower and the ensuing coronal mass ejection was pointed towards Venus. Damage to the planet's vast atmosphere is expected to be minimal, with slight cloud top erosion.
09 January 2012, 09:52 AM ET
In June, Venus will cross in front of the sun, in an extremely rare skywatching event.
03 January 2012, 06:42 PM ET
See photos from the amazing Jan. 2, 2012 sight of Jupiter near the moon.
03 January 2012, 06:23 PM ET
See photos of Jupiter and the moon as they shined together on Jan. 2, 2012.
02 January 2012, 10:20 AM ET
Start the year 2012 off with a skywatching treat: Jupiter and the moon.
21 December 2011, 02:00 PM ET
Don't miss the seven major planets of the solar system in the night sky this week.
14 December 2011, 05:16 PM ET
The bright planets Venus and Jupiter will move closer together in the evening sky over the next couple months.
08 December 2011, 03:25 PM ET
Jupiter & Venus, the two brightest planets dance each night closer until, on March 14th, 2012, they appear to pass within 3° of one another. Animation made with Starry Night software.
05 December 2011, 02:00 PM ET
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25 November 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Here's a schedule of how the planet Venus' appearance will change during the coming months.
14 November 2011, 10:52 AM ET
Here's a list of ten popular misconceptions in astronomy.
11 November 2011, 03:03 PM ET
The space rock apparently formed out of the same stuff that became Earth, Venus and Mercury.
24 October 2011, 02:01 PM ET
The planet Venus, which has been invisible during the evening to backyard observers for about a year, is coming back.
11 October 2011, 11:42 AM ET
Venus has an ozone layer high in its atmosphere, according to the results of a new study.
29 September 2011, 04:20 PM ET
See Saturn and Venus pass near each other in twilight on Thursday (Sept 29.)
14 September 2011, 02:49 PM ET
The newly discovered comet will disintegrate late tonight (Sept. 14).
14 September 2011, 11:57 AM ET
Following an unrelated coronal mass ejection, the Sun was caught pulling what is thought to be a Kruetz family comet to its fiery funeral. Venus is also in view as the bright object on the left. Captured by SOHO, September 13th and 14th.