Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012
By Makubex
Update: Pictures!

On June 05 and 06, 2012 Venus will transit across the face of the Sun. This is really a rare event which happens in pairs of 8 years ever century. Last transit of Venus happened in 2004. The next pair of transit will won't happen until 2117 and 2125. Actually this will be the last transit of Venus we can see in our life time.

Below image was taken during the transit of Venus in 2004.

Image Credit: Jan Herold

Check out the visibility map of transit of Venus below. Transit happens during sunset on June 05 and during sunrise on June 06, depending on were you live.

(Download .pdf version of the map)

To check the local time of the transit, check out this application developed by Steven van Roode and Fran├žois Mignard.

Watch the Science cast from NASA below,



Do not look at the Sun directly with naked eye, this may cause blindness, instead use Solar filters like Baader solar film or Number 14 welders glass. Easiest way to see the transit is, going to your local planetarium observatory.

If you don't have access to a solar filter and optics or lazy to visit your local planetarium. Don't worry, lots of people will be live streaming the event. For instance, Slooh will be live streaming the event. Will update with more live streaming links soon.

If you are taking photos of the Venus Transit, take time to share it with us. Send the photos to,

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