The 2004 Transit of Venus across Sun.

A rare chance to see a transit of the planet Venus across the Sun's disc. This happens just about 2 times per couple of centuries, and this event is quite long, lasting about five and a half hours. The event can be seen across Europe and Africa, but for most of the US it occurs just before their sun rise.

Warning: You will go blind in a fraction of a second if you look at the Sun through binoculars or a telescope. The only safe way is to project the image onto a piece of card.

The event occurs on 2004 Jun 08, from 05:00 to 12:00 UTC.

A page of images which refreshes automatically every 5 minutes is available at the other site.

The images from last year's Transit of Mercury, on 2003-05-07 are also still available.

Worth Hill Observatory, Dorset, U.K.     Latitude: 50deg 36min N     Longitude: 002deg 02min W     Elevation: 130 metres

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