- Posted June 5, 2012 by
METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
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Transit of Venus
TRANSIT OF VENUS 2012 MANILA PHILIPPINES
During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun.
Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena. They occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years, with pairs of transits eight years apart separated by long gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years.
The last Venus transit this century took place on 8 June 2004. The previous pair of transits were in December 1874 and December 1882. The next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125.