For sky-watchers, the so-called "Transit of Venus" (June 5-6, 2012) is one of the 21st century's main events.
The exceedingly rare phenomenon—in which the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth and becoming visible against the solar disk—will not occur again until December 10, 2117.
The Exploratorium website will have a webcast of the Transit of Venus, featuring a telescope feed and audio commentary every 30 minutes, beginning June 5 at 22:00 UT.
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