Venus Transit 2012: What You'll See This Week (Pictures)


The next pair of Venus transits won't be until 2117 and 2125. So, unless you are lucky and healthy enough to live for another 105 years, this will be your last chance to see a Venus transit from the surface of the Earth.

PEOPLE who look directly at the Transit of Venus on Wednesday without proper protection could suffer severe eye damage without being aware of it, health authorities say. South Australian Health spokesman Matthew McConnell says even a brief look can

Beyond the romance of its rarity, Tuesday's transit of Venus could help scientists learn more about the composition of the solar wind — the stream of charged particles emanating from the sun.

The next pair of Venus transits won't be until 2117 and 2125. So, unless you are lucky and healthy enough to live for another 105 years, this will be your last chance to see a Venus transit from the surface of the Earth.

This Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on where you live, sky-watchers around the world will be able to see a cosmic spectacle known as a transit of Venus. The events are so rare that only six Venus transits have been observed since the invention of the

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