Venus Transit of 2012

Picture showing the Venus Transit of 2004
The latest Venus transit happened in the evening of June 5 for the Americas and in the morning of June 6 for Europe, Africa and Western Australia. The last time it happened was during 2004 and the next transit will happen only on 2117. The transit occurs when the Sun, the Earth and the Venus line up and that way we would be able to see Venus slowly moving across the Sun. This astronomical event was first recorded in 1969 by English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks.




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