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Rare Spectacle: Venus Travels Across the Sun

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June 6, 2012
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Crowds were flocking to look at the rare sight of Venus passing in front of the sun Tuesday and Wednesday, depending on the location of their vantage point. The next transit of the planet isn't set to take place until 2117.


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Early Glimpse of Transit of Venus in Hong Kong

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Eyes Turn Skyward As Venus Moves Across the Sun

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AP (June 6, 2012) — From the US to South Korea, people around the world turned their attention to the daytime sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday in Asia to make sure they caught the rare sight of the transit of Venus.
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