Viewing the Transit of Venus

Venus in transit

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www.facebook.com ... Science in Action: Viewing the Transit of Venus. Don't miss the June 5th Transit of Venus -- the next one won't occur until the year 2117! Here are some tips to view it safely. Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena. They occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years. --- Please SUBSCRIBE to Science&Reason:• www.youtube.com • www.youtube.com • www.youtube.com --- Science in Action strives to make science accessible for everyone and discuss its relevance in our everyday lives. We bring you science news through media screens and live chats on the museum floor, this Science Today website, podcasts,and monthly Nightlife programming. We gather and disseminate content through our partners, local programs, other media and Academy staff. And you. • www.calacademy.org --- A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, becoming visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours (the transit of 2004 lasted six hours). A transit is similar to a solar eclipse by the Moon. While the diameter of Venus is almost four times that of the Moon, Venus appears smaller, and travels more slowly across the face of the Sun, because it is much farther away from Earth. Transits of Venus are...

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Artist: Venus in transit
Video title: Viewing the Transit of Venus
Category: Science & Technology
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