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Venus Transit 2012: Live Coverage Of Tuesday's Astronomical Event

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« on: June 09, 2012, 06:15:24 pm »



Sunrise Transit

Photograph by Jim Tiller, Daytona Beach News-Journal/AP

Venus—and a pelican—glide across the solar disk in 2004, when viewers on Flagler Beach Pier, Florida, saw the sun rise with a Venus transit already underway.

During the 2012 transit, "Venus's diameter will appear only about a 30th the diameter of the sun, so it will be ... like a pea in front of a watermelon," barely visible to the naked eye, Pasachoff said.

Published June 4, 2012
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