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One of the rarest of planetary alignments, Venus has passed in front of the sun only seven times since the invention of the telescope. The next pass is only a few days away, and will occur on June 5th or 6th, depending on where in the globe you are. Here are a few samples, set up for Final Count to track for you (note: these links will only work on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad with Final Count installed):
The transit will last several hours, so even if the times above are before dawn, you should be able to see it with the proper equipment once the sun comes up.
For more information on the transit, including instructions on safe viewing practices, please visit TransitOfVenus.org.
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