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Venus to create moving beauty mark on the sun

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Venus to create moving beauty mark on the sun


Stargazers around the world are setting up special telescopes and passing out cardboard eclipse glasses to view the once-in-a-lifetime celestial cameo of Venus passing in front of the sun.

The transit of Venus - a planetary spectacle that won't occur again until 2117 - won't be enough to significantly block the sun's light but it will give Earth's closest star a moving beauty mark. Venus is Earth's second-closest neighboring planet.

"In terms of rarity, to be here at a time when it's happening, you almost have to look at it," said Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory, who saw the last transit in 2004. "It ain't going to happen again in my lifetime",says Washington Post..... MORE

SourcePravda.ru

URL: http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/05-06-2012/121314-venus_sun-0/

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