Venus Leaves a Dark Spot on Sun - And Memories in Our Minds !
Astronomers and millions of science lovers around the world witnessed a rare phenomenon of planet Venus passing in front of the Sun. The event, called the Transit of Venus, is very special as it won't be seen for the next 105 years!
Passing in front of the Sun, Planet Venus appeared like a small black tiny spot on the Sun. The transit began at 22:09pm according to UTC. The phenomenon continued for about six and a half hours and finished by 04:49 UTC. Hawaii was the first to witness the phenomenon. The University of Hawaii made special arrangements for tourists to view the event utilizing eight telescopes and big screens, with the footage screened worldwide.
Transit was viewed in North America, Carri-bean Island, East Africa, Almost all Europe and Middle-east Asia. Also Australia, New-Zealand,India,Philippines Viewed the transit.
Space agency NASA provided live online footage of the transit on their website. Almost two Million viewers viewed the transit footage's from all over the world on NASA's website. NASA also offered high definition images of the transit to the viewers.
Scientists and astronomers have been eagerly awaiting this phenomenon for months. This transit will give scientists a number of research opportunities. The light coming from the planet Venus during the transit will be studied, and the results from research will help scientists discover new planets across the galaxy.
The transit of Venus occurs when the Sun, Venus and Earth align. The transit happens in pairs separated by the distance of eight years, and later the transit happens after 105 years. Previously the transit took place on 8 June 2004. The next Venus transit will not occur until December 2117 and December 2125For those that missed this event, you can look forward to the Mercury transit, which will take place on May 9, 2016.