Starwatch: Transit of Venus

Venus, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Britain is poorly placed for views of the astronomical highlight of 2012, but the situation is not hopeless.

Seen from the direction of the Earth’s centre, Venus first touches the Sun’s NE limb at 23:10 BST on 5 June, is farthest on to the disc at 02:30 on the 6th and finally leaves the WNW limb at 05:49.

Read the full story over at The Guardian.

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