|From the UQ Tranisit of Venus 2012 webpage|
On 6 June (today) Venus is crossing in front of the Sun with its whole passage from beginning to end visible from most of Australia and New Zealand. Although it last happened only eight years ago, as we see Venus’s dark silhouette move across the disc of the Sun we will be witnessing one of the rarest and most famous events in astronomy, a transit of Venus, which will not occur again until December 2117.
Source: ASA Factsheet No. 24
Safely watch the June 6 Transit of Venus live.
JCU Library holds some interesting books on the transit of Venus. Come in and have a look.
- The astronomer of Rousdon: Charles Grover 1842-1921
- Hōkūloa: The British 1874 transit of Venus expedition to Hawai'i
- Transits of Venus: New views of the solar system and galaxy: proceedings of the 196th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union held in Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom: 7-11 June 2004
- Venus in transit.