Transits of Venus and Mercury, despite being extraordinary astronomical events that appeal to one’s imagination, rarely make their appearance in a movie or television series. A recent exception is the 2007 movie Sunshine. The crew of the spacecraft Icarus watches a transit of Mercury over de solar face as they are on their way to the Sun.
On June 5 and 6, 2012 the planet Venus will pass in front of the Sun for the last time this century. Millions around the world will witness this rare astronomical phenomenon.
This website is entirely devoted to the transit of Venus: its history, where and when you should watch it and what you can do to get involved in the observation. Learn more...
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