Last Chance in This Life Time: 5 June Transit of Venus

Russ Steele

The transit or passage of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. On average, there are 13 transits of Mercury each century. In contrast, transits of Venus occur in pairs with more than a century separating each pair.

The last Venus transit was in 2004 so the second event of the pair will occur on Tuesday, June 5 from the Western Hemisphere…..Click http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html to read FULL report

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

4 Responses to Last Chance in This Life Time: 5 June Transit of Venus

  1. Barry Pruett says:

    We will try to get a good look at Venus tonight! Maggie is going to love this!

  2. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Viewing transits of Venus across the face of the Sun requires a Sun telescope. The Sun kills vision.

    • Russ says:

      Author,

      Agreed. Readers planning to view the transit need to read the whole article.

      A suggested method is to shine a telescope out put on to a white sheet of paper.

  3. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    Russ I read the whole thing – could you tell me when it will happen in Fla like EST – I still have no clue

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