SPACE in collaboration with ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) will be conducting a public observation on a large scale in Jantar Mantar premises on the day of Venus Transit, 06th June, 2012 from Sunrise to 10:30. ‘Venus Transit’ is a rare eclipse event where Venus passes directly between the earth and the Sun and appears as a black spot gliding across the fiery face of the sun. After June 6th, 2012 the next such transit will be after 105.5 years and will occur in 2117!
Transit of Venus occurs when Venus passes directly in front of the Sun and this rare phenomenon is visible from earth. Venus appears as a small dot crossing the face of the Sun. The transit occurs in a pair at a difference of eight years. The first transit took place on June 8, 2004 and now we are fast approaching the second one on June 6, 2012. The next will occur in 2117 and 2125. Join SPACE to witness this rare once in a life time celestial event.