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Transit of Venus 2012

The Transit of Venus

Dr. Ralph Chou | Posted 08.08.2012 | Science
Dr. Ralph Chou

Logging on to the Internet, it was somewhat disturbing to see the weather forecast for Mauna Kea the next day: At the summit 0 to 20 percent cloud cover with high winds, temperatures near freezing and 50 percent chance of fog. Uh, oh...

WATCH: Breathtaking NASA Footage Of Venus Transit

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2012 | Science

The recent transit of Venus across the sun is probably the last time anyone alive in 2012 will witness this rare celestial alignment. Fortunately, NAS...

RECAP: Once-In-Lifetime Transit Of Venus

Posted 06.05.2012 | Science

Today, Venus will appear to dance across the sun, a rare phenomenon called the transit of Venus. The Venus transit, which will last for nearly seve...

The Best Spots To See Tonight's 'Once In A Lifetime' Event

Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.05.2012 | San Francisco

Phrases like "once in a lifetime" have a tendency to get bandied about with more than a touch of recklessness. Is that hamburger really so delicious t...

How To See Tuesday's Transit Of Venus

Posted 06.05.2012 | Science

Today, Venus will cross in front of the sun, a rare phenomenon known as the transit of Venus and an event which will not occur again for more than 100...

TODAY: Safe Ways To Observe 'Transit'

sky and telescope | Robert Naeye | Posted 06.05.2012 | Science

For special sky events such as solar eclipses and transits, I always choose my words very carefully when advising people on how to safely view the Sun...

A Brief History Of The Transit Of Venus

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2012 | Science

The highly anticipated transit of Venus on June 5, 2012 is the second transit since 2004, but we won't be around next time. Transits of Venus occur in...

HOLY VENUS! A Once In Our Lifetime Event

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 08.01.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- It's a spectacle that won't repeat for another century – the sight of Venus slowly inching across the face of the sun. So unless...

Skywatchers: Where to See the Transit of Venus, A Rare Astronomical Event

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska may have missed out on the prime viewing of the annular solar eclipse on May 20, but there's no better place to be than the Last Frontier to see the June 5 transit of Venus, an astronomical event that only rolls around twice every century or so.