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amnhnyc:

A rare astronomical event is upon us: today our sister planet Venus will transit our Sun. 
Venus transits occur in pairs, eight years apart, followed by a break of more than 100 years. The first Venus transit in the current pair took place in June 2004 and was visible at sunrise from NYC. After today, the next Venus transit won’t occur until December 2117, over 105 years from now.
Today at 5:30 pm, we’re hosting a live simulcast of this rare transit from the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. Learn more about the transit and the simulcast here. 
Image taken by NASA scientist Fred Espenak of the 2004 event
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amnhnyc:

A rare astronomical event is upon us: today our sister planet Venus will transit our Sun. 

Venus transits occur in pairs, eight years apart, followed by a break of more than 100 years. The first Venus transit in the current pair took place in June 2004 and was visible at sunrise from NYC. After today, the next Venus transit won’t occur until December 2117, over 105 years from now.

Today at 5:30 pm, we’re hosting a live simulcast of this rare transit from the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. Learn more about the transit and the simulcast here

Image taken by NASA scientist Fred Espenak of the 2004 event

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    I tried to see this, but no luck! Oh well, that’s the advantage of having pictures.
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    I’m rather glad that we have a sister planet
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    Alineación de los planetas en tránsito de Venus
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    Once in our lifetime event
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