NASA photo from Wiki.

The latest edition of  National Geographic Magazine has brought to my attention that on the 5th and 6th June Venus will align with the Earth and sun for the last time until 2117.  The transit will be visible over North America, Asia, Oceania and most of Europe.

14 Comments CherryPie on May 3rd 2012

14 Responses to “Transit of Venus”

  1. Wow! How cool is that? Its amazing to think that we won’t align with it again for another century. In other celestial news, I see that the European Space Agency are planning to send a probe to Jupiter and its moons – it’ll be the best part of another decade before the probe is built and arrives in the Jovian system, but that should be sending back some interesting stuff, too.

    • CherryPie says:

      It quite fascinated me, I hope I get the chance to see it :-)

      I had not heard of a probe being sent to Jupiter and its moons. I am sure it bring back some fascinating data. I might just be around to see the results ;-)

      • I wonder if the skies will be clear enough to see it? I hope they are; I don’t have my telescope any more, so I hope it’ll be visible with a decent set of binoculars.

        The probe will be sent out in 2022, and will take eight years to get there, so it will be 2030 before we get any data back – I’m sure we’ll both be around to see the results!

  2. Excellent but knowing our luck the day will be too cloudy to see anything!

  3. ....peter:) says:

    Hi Cherie… i have pictures of Venus… but they are just blurs but definitely a planet… i will look forward to getting up close an personal with her on the 5th and 6th of June … remind me when the time comes closer:)…i have a great memory…. but it’s short!!!!…..peter:)

  4. Ginnie says:

    Oh me, oh my. Wouldn’t THAT be something to see! I wonder if everyone will be in a lovey-dovey state of mind those days. :)

    Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  5. james higham says:

    Think Wills’ birthday is some time around then, no?

  6. Sean Jeating says:

    The 2004-transit was spectacular. And no clouds around the observatory.