photo of the venus transit from June 2012

Transit of Venus

First photo of the transit of Venus for 2012, an event that will not be repeated in our lifetimes, taken at 9.45 am Melbourne time, June 6, 2012.

Venus is the small dark spot over the face of the sun.

The observation of this transit was one of the key scientific objectives in the 1760s. The science of astronomy was still young.