May 26, 2004

Transit of Venus: Coming Soon to a Continent Near You


Europe, the Middle East and much of Asia and Africa will offer prime viewing next month for an astronomical event that has not occurred for 122 years -- the transit of the planet Venus across the sun. Weather permitting, for six hours on June 8 astronomers and the public will be able to see the planet named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty passing directly between Earth and the sun. Venus is seen in this composite radar image color coded to represent elevation from NASA .
-- Yahoo! News Photos Posted by Vanderleun at May 26, 2004 8:56 AM
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