Photo (at right) from 2012 Transit! Photo taken with an iPhone.
View the upcoming Venus Transit on the evening of Tuesday, June 5. Similar to a solar eclipse, Venus will move across the face of the sun and block light from the sun to Earth. The planet's transit will take about six and a half hours to travel across the face of the sun. This is your last chance to see a Venus transit until 2117, so make plans to watch this rare and beautiful event. Read more about global viewing locations.
The image (left) shows what to look for as it displays the planet Venus as it moves between the Earth and Sun. Venus Transit seen by NASA's Sun-observing TRACE spacecraft. Credit: NASA/LMSAL.
The map below shows viewing times for the upcoming event.
Even after the transit, there are ways to stay
involved in Venus Transit activities. The SUN EARTH DAY observing certificate
challenge for 2012 involves taking images of the transit and, using these
images and timings to derive an estimate of the AU. This Flickr
group is for the
uploading of your transit images. Read more about this
on the Venus Transit Challenge Website.
Remember to follow guidelines for safe solar viewing of Venus Transit. Read more...
You can also watch the transit of Venus live via NASA USTREAM.
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