Surnames/tags: Venus Celestial_Event
A Rare Transit of Venus and the Even More Rare Me
In June 2012, I also got to witness the Transit of Venus, I even caught some pictures of it (which I will have to search for all my past photos to find them but when I do I will upload them to my profile images). Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena and occur in a pattern that generally repeats every 243 years. Occuring in pairs, consecutive transits per pair are spaced 8 years apart, these consecutive pairs occur more than a century apart, they are seperated by long gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years. The last transit of Venus, of which I was witness to, took place on June 5th-6th, 2012, it was the last Venus transit of the 21st century, it occured consecutively with the transit that took place on June 8th, 2004, of which I didn't see. The previous pair of transits were in December 1874 and December 1882. The next transits of Venus will take place on December 10th-11th, 2117, and on December 8th, 2125. The first time a spacecraft orbited Venus during a transit was the 2012 transit.