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Transit of Venus

Published: Jun 04, 2012 1:44 AM EDT

I captured this picture of the sun today.  So pretty.  The circle around the sign is due to the Transit of Venus.  This is when the planet Venus will appear as a small, dark disk moving across the face of the Sun, will begin at 22:09 UTC on 5 June 2012, and will finish at 04:49 UTC on 6 June. Depending on the position of the observer, the exact times can vary by up to 7 minutes. Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable celestial phenomena and occur in pairs eight years apart the previous transit having been in June 2004, the next pair of transits will not occur until December 2117 and December 2125.

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