Sunday, May 27, 2012

Watching The Venus Transit: 5-6/06/2012

Venus is often mistaken for a UFO due to its brightness, but on the 5 - 6th of June, something special will happen. Venus will actually appear as a small black dot, slowly inching across the sun.
This is because Venus will be passing between Earth and the sun in a rare celestial event that won’t happen again for another 105 years until December 2117!

In less than a month we will witness a rare event almost unique in astronomical life.
On 6 June, Venus will transit across the Sun, so a black dot, as a mini-eclipse, will travel slowly from left to right the shiny surface of the solar disk The transit occurs when Earth, Venus and the Sun are aligned. 
In general, occur a pair of transits eight years apart.
The event will be visible in Spain, Mexico, Chile, America, Japan and lastly in the Pacific.
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