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Venus transits Sun

January 5, 2014 - SPACE

The inspiring spectacle of Venus transiting the Sun is expected on 5 Jan 2014 (Jan 6 in Eastern Hemisphere).

The inspiring spectacle of Venus transiting the Sun in Jun 2012 whet the appetitesfor planetary transits.

This time it is Earth transiting the Sun, as seen from Jupiter, and a viewing on Earth depends on what images the Hubble Space Telescope can send back. The viewing will have to be indirect as the aging telescope can't be pointed at the Sun.

Hubble Telescope May See Rare Transit of Earth in 2014 (space.com 4 Jun 2012)

Date written/update: 2013-11-20