Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The last Venus Transit of the Century

6th June was a rare day of the century and all astronomers and astronomy lovers as the planet Venus transited between the earth and the sun for the last time of the present century. Almost everyone who has some love for astronomy was there watching for the rare phenomenon on Wednesday to preserve the moment as that was last time they saw it in their life times as the next transit would occur after 105 years.

I was up too, but due to clouds I could not see rare Venus transit of my lifetime. However, I am sharing one shot as shared from the TIME magazine:

The above photo was taken in New Delhi and Venus can be clearly seen as a black dot on the top left corner of the sun [Photo Courtesy: TIME]

TIME magazine has also shared a number of other photos of the Venus transit and arranged these in a slide show which can be seen here


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