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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Venus Transits 2004 / 2012: The Pentagonal Cycle of Venus
The Venus Transits 2004 / 2012: The Pentagonal Cycle of Venus: A Venus Transit occurs when we can see Venus passing directly in front of the Sun. This is similar to when the Moon passes in front of the Sun on a solar eclipse. Unlike the Moon, which covers most of the Sun, Venus appears as a small dot crossing the face of the Sun. A transit (sometime called a passage) can only occur with the inner planets--Mercury and Venus--because they are the only two that can lie between the Earth and Sun during their orbits.