Transit of Venus Across the Sun 2012: Latest News
Get the latest news and tips for the rare Venus transit across the sun on June 6, 2012. The next one is in 2117!
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.
Skywatcher and photographer Stefano De Rosa snapped this view of his three children enjoying the night sky.
Venus reaches maximum brightness this week, making it a must-see for skywatchers.
The president took some time to gaze skyward this week at Colorado's Buckley Air Force Base.
See these amazing skywatching photos of Venus and the crescent moon in April 2012.
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.
From an expedition to explore auroras to sun's sibling stars, it's been a busy week in space.
Astrophotographer captures beautiful image of the moon and Venus in conjunction over Gobustan National Park in Azerbaijan.
From cabs in space to alien earths, it's been a busy week in space. Vote for the week's best space story.
Venus and Jupiter appeared to come closer this year and then passed each other on March 13.
Northern and Southern Lights may occur on Venus, too.
Jupiter, the moon and Venus align over a shining castle in skywatcher’s photo.
It's the last chance to see a Venus transit until 2117.
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.
Get the latest news on the skywatching event of the year: the 2012 transit of Venus across the sun.
See 52 views of the amazingly rare Venus transit of the sun of 2004 as seen by scientists and skywatchers around the world.
Venus and the Pleiades star cluster will perform a cosmic sister act on April 3.
Did you know that President Abraham Lincoln spotted Venus in the daytime in 1865?