Transit of Venus

You will be able to see the transit of Venus this Wednesday, 6 June 2012 at 8am eastern standard time from anywhere in Australia.

The transit of Venus is where the planet Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun, and you can see the dark circle make its way across the face of the Sun as it blocks some of the Sun’s light. The transit of Venus is one of the rarest predictable astronomical phenomena, and the next one will not occur again until December 2117.

Safety warning: You should never look directly at the Sun, as this can damage your eyes. There are a number of safe ways of viewing the transit, including using eclipse glasses and watching live videos of the event on the internet.

More information
To find out if the transit of Venus will be visible from your area of the world check this map.
To learn more about the transit and how you can safely view this phenomenon visit the Transit of Venus website.



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