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Last chance to see rare Venus transit — until 2117

Your last chance to watch Venus cross the face of the sun is less than a month away. This rare event, known as a transit of Venus, will take place on June 5 for Western Hemisphere observers, though it will be June 6 local time for skywatchers in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Chus
Chus • 2 years ago

Venus transits occur in pairs that are eight years apart, but these dual events take place less than once per century. The last one happened in 2004, and the next won't come until 2117. This rare event will take place on June 5 for Western Hemisphere observers, though it will be June 6 local time for skywatchers in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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