A Wondrous Solar Crossing
Transits of Venus occur in pairs eight years apart. The second event of the pair in the 21st century will take place this year — on Tuesday, June 5, as seen from the Western Hemisphere (Wednesday, June 6, from the Eastern Hemisphere). If you miss this transit, the next one won’t occur until December 11, 2117, or 105 years from now!
[See our Transit of Venus 2012: Complete Coverage Special Report.]