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Venus Transit

A view of Venus almost completing its pass in front of the Sun.

 

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

 

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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!

 

To read more about the 2012 Venus Transit go to: sunearthday.nasa.gov/transitofvenus

 

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Taken on May 3, 2004