A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, becoming visible against
(and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk.
During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun.
Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena. They occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years.
Next one won't take place until the year 2117!
As we all await the transit of Venus, we must not forget the importance of observing the event safely, without hurting our eyes.
Never look directly into the Sun! Here are some tips how to view the transit safely!
You'll Never See Venus Like This Again!
Stargazers, it's time to mark a very special event in your calendar!
On June 5 and 6, you will have the chance to see Venus pass across the face of the Sun in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
It will take Venus about six hours to complete its transit, appearing as a small black dot on the Sun's surface,
in an event that will not happen again until 2117!
Transits of Venus occur only on the very rare occasions when Venus and Earth are in a line with the Sun.
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