|Posted on October 21, 2015 at 9:15 AM|
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It happens only once in a lifetime. The next is in 2117. So who would miss a lifetime event like the Venus Transit of June 6, 2012. It has been most awaited for, most researched on, most wrote about, and most planned for all over the world.
What Is the Transit?
A transit is when one object in the sky passes in front of another. In this case, we’ll see Venus move across the Sun’s face. Think of it as a mini-eclipse.
Venus orbits the Sun closer in than we do, taking about 225 days to circle it once. We don’t see a transit every time, though, because its orbit is tilted slightly (by about 3°) to the Earth’s, so