On this day in 1761

Venus, transit of Venus, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium

On 17 January 1761, British astronomer Nevil Maskelyne set sail for St Helena – a lone speck of land in the Southern hemisphere from which he intended to observe the transit of Venus that was to take place on 6 June that year.

Via transitofvenus.nl

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