|Transit of Venus. Animation: Wikimedia Commons; Marc van der Sluys.|
Do not look at the sun directly during the transit of Venus. Use a safe viewing method - visit a science center or other public viewing, construct a pinhole camera, or view webcams.
Take time to witness this alignment of sun and planets, because the next transit of Venus won't take place until December 11th, 2117. Few of us will be around by then, and probably none of us will care.
Links of interest:
- NASA: Live Webcast - 2012 Transit of Venus
- NASA: The 2012 Transit of Venus
- Everything you need to know: Venus transit on June 5-6
- What's the best way to view the June 5-6 transit of Venus safely?
- Transit of Venus: Local transit times
- Transit of Venus offers rare opportunity to mock astronomers
- Transit of Venus.org
- 2004 Transit of Venus Images
- Transit of Venus will help search for aliens says Astronomer Royal
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