Why was there a transit of Venus in 2012?

Why was there a transit of Venus in 2012?

Unlike the 2004 Venus transit, the 2012 transit occurred during an active phase of the 11-year activity cycle of the Sun, and would have provided practice in detecting a planet’s signal around a “spotty” variable star. Measurement of the apparent diameter of Venus during the transit, and comparison with its known diameter.

Where can you see the transit of Venus?

In North America, the Caribbean, and northwestern South America, the beginning of the transit was visible on 5 June until sunset. From sunrise on 6 June, the end of the transit was visible from South Asia, the Middle East, east Africa, and most of Europe.

How often does Venus transit between the Sun and Earth?

Venus transits occur when Venus reaches a point in its orbit that brings the planet directly between the Earth and the sun. Since the tilt of Venus’ orbit isn’t exactly the same as that of Earth, the events are rare, occurring just four times every 243 years. Skywatcher Tim McCord caught the Venus transit on June 5, 2012, in Entiat, WA.

What did James Cook write about the transit of Venus?

Banks’ log entry on the day of the transit consists of 622 words; fewer than 100 of them concern Venus. Mostly he chronicled a breakfast-meeting with Tarróa, the King of the Island, and Tarróa’s sister Nuna, and later in the day, a visit from “three handsome women.”

When did Venus pass in front of the Sun?

On June 5-6, 2012, Venus passed in front of the Sun for the last time in over 100 years. On June 5-6, 2012, Venus passed in front of the Sun. This phenomenon will not occur for more than 100 years.

When is the next Venus transit in 2117?

The phenomenon can be experienced in recurring intervals of 8 years, 121.5 years, 8 years, and 105.5 years. The next Venus Transit will be 105.5 years after the last one, on December 10/11, 2117 followed by another on December 8/9, 2125.

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