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2012 Transit of Venus in Space Engine and Stellarium Astronomy Software

June 5-6, 2012 will be your last chance to see the Transit of Venus until the year 2117! In this video, using astronomy software Space Engine and Stellarium, I do my best to explain what a transit is, why it happens so infrequently and simulate what it will look like from various locations across the world. Much of the information here was found in Dr. Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy blog post about the transit, which also includes links to many online livestreams of the event: blogs.discovermagazine.com Thanks for watching! Please leave a “Like” if you liked this video, let me know what you think in the comments and subscribe for future videos like this! Space Engine: en.spaceengine.org Stellarium: stellarium.org

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 2012 Astrology 21 Comments