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Venus makes rare transit across the Sun

  • The planet Venus made a slow transit across the face of the Sun on Tuesday, a passing that will not be seen again from Earth for 105 years.

    Transits of Venus happen in pairs, eight years apart, with more than a century between cycles.

    Venus appeared as a small black dot as it slowly passed across the northern hemisphere of the Sun.

    Armchair astronomers were able to watch the six-hour and 40-minute transit, which began at 2209 GMT on the Internet via live video feeds from across the world.