Last Transit of Venus For A Century

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Venus Transits the Face of the Sun

On Tuesday, 5 June 2012, Venus will cross the face of the sun - as seen from Earth beginning at 22:09 UT (6:09 PM EDT). These transits are rare - they occur in pairs and only very century or so. The last transit was in 2004. The next one will be in 2117. Below are a series of links to various resources you can use to best appreciate this once in a lifetime experience.

- Astronomers Without Borders: Phone & Online Technology Brought to Transit of Venus
- Live Webcast of Transit of Venus, June 5
- Sky & Telescope: Your Complete Go-to Guide for June's Transit of Venus
- Transit of Venus Webcast from Mount Wilson Observatory
- Last Chance for a Century to Witness the Transit of Venus
- 2012 Transit of Venus Expeditions Rival Captain Cook's
- Science Planned on JCMT During Transit of Venus
- ISS Crew to Observe & Photograph Transit of Venus
- ESA missions gear up for transit of Venus
- Solar Dynamics Observatory to Observe Venus Transit
- NASA Glenn Joins in Venus Transit Activities
- Venus, A Planetary Portrait of Inner Beauty
- Hubble to Use Moon as Mirror to See Venus Transit
- Video: The Coming Transit of Venus the Last in Your Lifetime

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