The orbit of Venus is tilted 3.4 degrees relative to Earth's orbit. The two places where they interesect are called nodes. A transit only happens when the two planets are lined up at a node. Michelle Pinterest, 3 4 Degree, Solar System, Tilt, Random Things, Degree Relate, Mona Evans, Call Nodes, Earth Orbit
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Phases of Venus. Venus orbits closer to the Sun than Earth, so like the Moon, it has phases. Here is how Venus has changed from January to May this year. On the day of the transit, it will be "new" and only visible as a black dot crossing the Sun. (Photos: Efrain Morales Rivera) ©Mona Evans, "Transit of Venus - Measuring the Solar System" www.bellaonline.c...