Transit of Venus 2012

Transit of Venus 2012

On June 5th, 2012, Venus will pass across the face of the sun, producing a silhouette that no one alive today will likely see again. Transits of Venus are very rare, coming in pairs separated by more than a hundred years. This June’s transit, the bookend of a 2004-2012 pair, won’t be repeated until the year 2117. Fortunately, the event is widely visible. Observers on seven continents, even a sliver of Antarctica, will be in position to see it.

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Asteroid 2011 MD Will Fly Close to Earth

According to scientists asteroid 2011 MD, whose size is between 8 to 18 meters, on Monday, June 27, 2011, at 13.26 GMT (17.26 GMT), will fly close to Earth, below the orbits of geostationary satellites.It will fly at a distance of 0.00012 AU from Earth, about 18 thousand kilometers, which is half the height of the geostationary satellites (about 36 thousand kilometers).Asteroid 2011MD was discovered only two days ago, on June 22, 2011.

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