Sunday, June 06, 2004

Venus to Eclipse Sun for First Time in 122 Years

Venus to Eclipse Sun for First Time in 122 Years | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference: "Venus to Eclipse Sun for First Time in 122 Years"
On Tuesday, June 8th, the planet Venus will glide directly across the face of the Sun. No one alive today has seen Venus "transit" the Sun -- it last happened in 1882 -- and astronomers around the world are eagerly awaiting this rare event. Only one other transit of Venus will occur this century, eight years from now on June 6, 2012.