Transit of Venus

The astronomical event of the century (and a bit!)

UPDATE: check out Andrew’s photos of the 2012 Transit of Venus.

In June of 2012, one of the rarest predictable astronomical phenomena took place: Venus passed directly in front of the Sun, as seen from Earth. For more information, visit


Written and presented by Andrew Steele
Videography by Tom Fuller and Andrew Steele Venus transit 2004 images courtesy of Dan Kiselman, Institute for Solar Physics and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Planet textures courtesy of NASA, JPL/Caltech

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