The Venus Transit 2004 (artist's impression)

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On June 8, 2004, a rare event will be visible from the Earth. For the first time in 122 years Venus will pass in front of the disk of the Sun in a so-called transit. The transit will take about 6 hours and be visible from most of Europe, Africa and Asia.

Read more on the web pages of theVenus Transit 2004 collaboration.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

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Release date:12 January 2012, 10:26
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