Watch the Transit of Venus with an Astronomy Club!
The June 8, 2004, transit of Venus at sunrise from an overlook above the Catawba River near Connelly's Springs, NC. Courtesy David Cortner.
A transit of Venus will happen on June 5-6, 2012, and it will be the last transit of Venus in your lifetime. The next transit of Venus will be on December 11, 2117. What happens during a transit of Venus? Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun and we'll see Venus as a black dot on the face of the Sun. This will also be a great time for solar viewing. One of the safest ways to see the transit Venus and the Sun is with an astronomy club. If you're an individual, clubs are always welcoming new people, so don't be shy, go ahead and NASA's Sun Earth Day will have a map for events around the world.
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