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Unless you’ve been asleep or comatose for the past few weeks, you’ve heard a great deal about the “Transit of Venus.”  Venus, the second planet from our sun, is also the brightest planet in our universe.  Literally millions of people viewed this unique celestial event, which won’t occur again until 2117.  Because of the sun’s incredible size, Venus merely appears as a dark speck against it.  But, it’s a remarkable sight nonetheless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Venus and Jupiter conjunction as seen from France this week.  The Venus – Jupiter conjunction will peak today in the Northern Hemisphere; just look to the west in the evening skies.  Photograph by Laurent Laveder, National Geographic

 

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The moon, Venus and Jupiter align in the skies over Mooresville, NC.  Photograph courtesy John Green and the ULAO Project.

 

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