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New movies of the transit of Venus that took place earlier this year clearly show the parallax effect that makes the event so important to scientists.
Yesterday afternoon, the Earth was able to experience a moment in our solar system that will not be seen again until 2117, the Transit of Venus.
Astronomers around the world looked to the sky last night and this morning to observe Venus as it passed across the face of the Sun for the last time this century. ESA’s Sun-watching space missions also tuned in for the solar spectacular.
The Transit of Venus is upon us, so grab your sun viewing spectacles, head outside, and go get yourself a look at a cosmic event.
When Venus transits the sun on June 5th and 6th, an armada of spacecraft and ground-based telescopes will be on the lookout for something elusive and, until recently, unexpected: The Arc of Venus.
If you aren't looking up towards the sun tomorrow with the proper eye equipment, then a special moment is going to pass you by. The Transit of Venus is taking place on Tuesday, and it will not be seen again until 2117.
NASA Television will air a live program starting at 5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 5, showcasing the celestial phenomenon of the planet Venus trekking across the face of the sun.
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