Transit of Venus - June 5, 2012

Transit-of-Venus-001.png Transit Summary
Type of Transit: Transit of Venus
Date: June 5, 2012
Next Transit of Venus: December 2117
Occurances: The transits occur in a regular pattern, every 8 years, 121.5 years, 8 years and 105.5 years. The last was in 2004, the next is in 2012 and the one after that in 2117.

Denver Circumstances
External Ingress:  4:05 p.m. MDT
Internal Ingress: 4:23 p.m. MDT
Greatest Transit: 7:25 p.m. MDT
Internal Egress: 10:30:57 MDT (not visible)
External Egress: 10:48:50 MDT (not visible)

WEB RESOURCES
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** Local Circumstances
2012 Transit of Venus - NASA Goddard
Transit of Venus - Astronomers Without Borders
Transit of Venus - NASA Eclipse website
Transit of Venus 2012 - Wikipedia

Web Articles
Why Transits are so Rare
A Brief History of the Transit of Venus
Transit of Venus, Looking Forward, Looking Back

Venus observed as an extrasolar planet
HST Proposal 12537

 

 

MULTIMEDIA
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DMNS-Transit of Venus.jpg DMNS-Transit of Venus.jpg

VenusTransit2012-Map-2.gif 2012 Venus Transit Map

MOVIES ___________________

VenusTransit-movie.png The 2012 Transit of Venus

INTERACTIVES______________

SS-simulator.jpg Solar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.png Eyes on the Universe - JPL

 

Documents and PowerPoints
Transit of Venus 2012
- Universe in Classroom

Hubble Science Briefing: The 2012 Transit of Venus - A Cosmologist Prepares - Telecon PowerPoint

Related MGGP Links
Solar Eclipse

 

 

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