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6th of June. Anyone excited for this? It will be the last transit until 2117.

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Just in case anyone's wondering, it's like a solar eclipse except you have Venus instead of the moon. Venus should appear as 1/33 the size of the sun and depending on where you live the full transit should last about 8 hours. In some places, like Europe, you would only be able to see the end of the transit.

2117 seems a long way away but after all it is "only" a century. Some of us could possibly be alive still by then I guess. How amazing would that be?

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I thought it was about Venus Williams
*fade away*
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This sounds cool . Hopefully I'll be up to see it.
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Oh I read a little about it on newspaper weeks ago. Hopefully I can view the rare scene.
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6th of June. Anyone excited for this? It will be the last transit until 2117.
I'll catch it next time.

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Just in case anyone's wondering, it's like a solar eclipse except you have Venus instead of the moon. Venus should appear as 1/33 the size of the sun and depending on where you live the full transit should last about 8 hours. In some places, like Europe, you would only be able to see the end of the transit.
That would be cool; remind us when it gets closer

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"2012 transit will be visible from the Pacific Ocean —including Hawai'i, northwestern North America, northern Asia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, eastern Australia and the Pacific islands."

Too bad..

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I thought it was about Venus Williams
*fade away*
Me too

Pity Africans can't see it?

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Me too

Pity Africans can't see it?
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I would of create this forum today. But earlier is better.

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Re: Transit of Venus next week

These are the places were it's visible: Visible in its entirety from Hawaii, Alaska, Australia,New Zealand, the Pacific and Eastern Asia, with the beginning of the transit visible from North America and the end visible from Europe.

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Here's a picture from the last one in 2004:


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Wow, pretty crazy

Really, don't even look at me...
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