Venus transiting the Sun, telescope image

Venus transiting the Sun, telescope image

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Credit: DR JUERG ALEAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Venus transiting the Sun. Telescope image showing Venus (black dot, upper right) transiting in front of the Sun. Venus appears as a prominent black disk, as it is facing its night-side towards the Earth. Venus transits are extremely rare, the next ones taking place on 11th December 2117, and 8th December 2125.

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