Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 11:55

It promises to be a spectacle that will never be repeated for another hundred years. The celestial phenomenon beginning in a few days and ending when Venus slowly inches across the face of the sun, likely will not again be witnessed by any of us alive today. Unless some mad scientist discovers the true fountain of youth, we will never witness this extremely special "transit of Venus."celestial phenomenon again.

June 4 - Full Moon. The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 11:12 UTC. Partial Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, and the Americas. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)

June 5, 6 - Transit of Venus Across the Sun. This extremely rare event will be entirely visible throughout most of eastern Asia, eastern Australia, and Alaska. A partial transit can be seen in progress at sunrise throughout Europe, western Asia, and eastern Africa. A partial transit can be seen in progress at sunset throughout most of North America, Central America, and western South America. The next transit will not take place until the year 2117.