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08/06/2004 Venus transits the Sun

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NASA | SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit

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A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and a superior planet, becoming visible against the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually several hours.
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    • History of observation 

    • Grazing and simultaneous transits