Wandering through the realms of the cosmos, pondering its huge vastness

#ThrowbackThursday post: June 6, 2012 Transit of Venus

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June 6th last year, stargazers from across the globe gathered together to watch one of the rarest astronomical spectacles.

Many turned their attention to the daytime sky to view the planet Venus passing directly between the Sun and Earth – a transit that won’t occur again for another 105 years.

The transit of Venus happens in pairs eight years apart – but then with more than a century between cycles. During the pass, Venus appeared as a small, dark round spot moving across the face of the sun.

One response

  1. I was fortunate enough to have access to a pretty nice solar telescope during the transit. It was amazing. I’m just glad I got to see it. 🙂

    June 7, 2013 at 3:03 am

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