“An 1882 map by Richard A Proctor showing the cones of visibility of the 2012 transit of Venus (which happens tomorrow). It’s remarkable partly as it’s so well designed, and partly as it’s over a hundred years old but matches the modern map.”

“An 1882 map by Richard A Proctor showing the cones of visibility of the 2012 transit of Venus (which happens tomorrow). It’s remarkable partly as it’s so well designed, and partly as it’s over a hundred years old but matches the modern map.”

Individual images taken of Venus in one year to create a full curve. The summer solstice being at the top, winter solstice at the bottom, and equinox where they lines cross. - Imgur

Individual images taken of Venus in one year to create a full curve. The summer solstice being at the top, winter solstice at the bottom, and equinox where they lines cross. - Imgur

Planet Venus, visible as a black dot, in transit across the Sun near the Victory Tower in Chittorgarh, India, on June 6, 2012. #  AP Photo/Atish Aman

Planet Venus, visible as a black dot, in transit across the Sun near the Victory Tower in Chittorgarh, India, on June 6, 2012. # AP Photo/Atish Aman

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