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‘Transit man’ gives talk at Henry Bloom Noble Library

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 14:37

The next transit of Venus – when the planet Venus passes directly between the sun and the Earth –is expected to occur on June 5-6 (depending on time zone) this year.

Transit observations have helped scientists calculate the distance between the sun and the Earth. The last transit of Venus took place in June 2004; the next is due in December 2117.