The Transit of Venus - June 20, 2012
© 2014 Padraig Houlahan

Lowell Observatory Grounds, Flagstaff, AZ
Photographed with a Teleview 102 mm f8.6 Doublet Apochromat Refractor,
using a Canon T3i DSLR, and a Mylar Solar Filter



The following was retrieved from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus,_2012 on March 20, 2014

The 2012 transit of Venus

The 2012 transit of Venus, when the planet Venus appeared as a small, dark disk moving across the face of the Sun, began at 22:09 UTC on 5 June 2012, and finished at 04:49 UTC on 6 June.[1] Depending on the position of the observer, the exact times varied by up to ±7 minutes. Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable celestial phenomena and occur in pairs, eight years apart, which are themselves separated by more than a century:[2] The previous transit of Venus took place on 8 June 2004 (preceded by the pair of appearances on 9 December 1874 and 6 December 1882), and the next pair of transits will occur on 10–11 December 2117 and in December 2125."

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