Transit of Venus – Rare Occurence

June 6, 2012 | Current Events

(Source: cnn.com)

Venus passed across the surface of the Sun today appearing as a tiny black disc on the Sun’s face.

This rare alignment only happened 25 times for the last 2000 years according to scientists.

The next occurrence of the transit of Venus will be in 2117.

Scientists and astronomers gathered around solar scopes to observe the 6-hour transit.

This once-in-a lifetime event is only visible to few places across the globe.

The transit of Venus is being used to understand further the Solar System.

 

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