PHOTOS: Transit of Venus, 2012

Video streaming by Ustream

Astronomers around the world trained their telescopes on the skies Tuesday, June 5, to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years.
 The transit of Venus began shortly after 6:00 pm (2200 GMT) in cloud-free areas of North America, Central America and the northern part of South America, and was visible, with magnification, as a tiny black dot on the solar surface.

Only six transits have ever been observed (in 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874, 1882 and 2004) because the transit is invisible without magnification, though the event has happened 53 times between 2000 BC and 2004. The next will not take place until 2117.

For a list of transit times in US cities:
For international locations:


Asia/Middle East:
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Seoul, South Korea
23:57 UTC
Guangzhou, China
00:41 UTC
6-6-12, 9:45 am. ILOCOS SUR, Philippines. Photo by: Mariquit Obrero

Sydney, Australia
23:25 UTC


Medford, Oregon, USA
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
23:01 UTC
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Arrowhead Park Naperville, Illinois, USA
1:10 UTC
Syracuse, New York, USA
Bradley Heath@dogpellet
The Maxis telescope pointing at the Venus transit. It's a shame I forgot to charge my camera!
Ben Brockert@wikkit
Transit of Venus and geodesic Reunion Tower.
The Transit of Venus
Chris Calubaquib@ChrisAstro
Venus and the sun at sunset Farewell! :) #transit

CONTRIBUTE. Send your articles to Subject on your email: The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points. WRITE anything (any language). SHARE your views. REVIEW the latest happenings. CAPTURE every moment.

Get regular updates straight from your Facebook and Twitter accounts with The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points. Make sure that you keep informed about the latest happenings around you. Be a fan of VoicePoints page on Facebook. Join the online conversation of the people behind your history. Follow and get some tweet updates from @voicepoints on Twitter. Discuss and be a part of this changing world. We believe in your voice. We believe in you. Shout! Speak your mind! Join now! You have the right. You have the freedom!

The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points is accepting works and articles - news on our nation and the world, social issues, environment, advocacy, entertainment, trending issues and events, history, literature, reviews, travel, science and technology and discoveries. We reserve the right to edit and not to publish articles for reasons of libel and ethics. To submit, email us at Share your own stories now! 

Need advertising partners? Email us now  Advertise with us!



Translate This Blog

Featured on

Featured on