Venus due to pass between Earth and Sun in rare astronomical event
One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until 2117.
Transits of Venus happen in pairs eight years apart, with more than a century between cycles. During the pass, Venus appears as a small, dark round spot moving across the face of the sun, like a bug on a dinner plate.
“The Venus transit really brings home to us, in a unique way, how ordinary our sun is. It’s just another star,” said scientist and author Mark Anderson. Read more here