Transit of Venus

5th June 2012

There are only a few hours left until the Transit of Venus passes and offers the last chance to see it in our lifetime with the next being the year 2117. As Venus passes between the earth and the sun - a small black disk will appear showing the true scale of the solar system.

Happening twice every 243 years this is an amazing sight but with the weather being so rubbish I am not sure too much will be seen, but according to some this transit of Venus signifies a shift in our cosmic status to one of a more feminine touch as Venus is a female influencer (not that clued up on all that but I am totally fascinated by space and the solar system at the moment).

There are webcasts showing the transit just before 10pm GMT. enjoy – we’ll be the last people to see it until 2117!

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