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From Venus to Venus Transit | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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From Venus to Venus Transit

An artist's conception of the view of the Sun from under the clouds of Venus.


NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab




Transit of Venus


On June 5, 2012 at sunset on the East Coast of North America and earlier for other parts of the U.S., the planet Venus will make its final trek across the face of the sun as seen from Earth until the year 2117. The last time this event occurred was on June 8, 2004 when it was watched by millions of people across the world. Get prepared for this once in a lifetime event!


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Taken on May 3, 2004