n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Transit of Venus from South Africa in 2012 : news notes

Volume 71, Issue 5_6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Transits of Venus are rare events, at best two per lifetime! Only seven of these rare events have been witnessed since the invention of the telescope. The previous Transit of Venus took place on 8 June, 2004, (see Vol. 63, Nos 7 & 8, August 2004) which was preceded by the pair of appearances on 9 December 1874 and 6 December 1882. The next pair will occur on 10-11 December 2117, and in December 2125.

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