Transit of Venus, Mauritius, 1874

Transit of Venus, Mauritius, 1874

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Caption: Transit of Venus, Mauritius expedition. Observatory for Lord Lindsay's 1874 transit of Venus expedition to Mauritius. Several expeditions were organised to different locations to observe the 1874 transit. The combined results helped established the distance of Venus and the Sun from the Earth, and hence the size of the solar system.

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