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Transit of Venus
Venus Transit in the Philippines
Contact I, the rim of Venus will touch that of the Sun at one point.
Minutes later, the entire disk of Venus becomes visible as a dark spot on the Sun when it becomes internally tangent to it, at contact II.
Over the course of several hours, Venus will travel across the disk of the Sun until it reaches the point called “greatest transit”, or the halfway point of its journey (center picture)
At contact III, it will have reached the other side, again internally tangent to the rim of the sun.
At contact IV, Venus will already be outside the Sun, only touching it at a tangent at one point, before it ends its transit across it.