Venus transit app lets users track the planet's rare voyage

Tomorrow afternoon (USA time) Venus will cross transit the sun and be visible from earth for several hours. Just make sure to use the old 'poke a hole in a piece of cardboard' trick and watch the shadow on

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Venus will cross between the Earth and the sun in an unusual transit that, weather permitting, will be best seen in Carroll from about 6:30 pm until sunset this evening. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.

A rare celestial event known as the transit of Venus will take place Tuesday — and rain or shine, the Wayne State University Department of Physics and Astronomy will be ready for an evening of sky-gazing. The Department is

Just as the moon passes by the sun during lunar eclipses, Venus crosses over the Earth's line of sight about twice a century, generally in two passes eight years apart. The last time it happened was 2004. The next transit of Venus will be in 2117.

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