Earth Watches as Venus Moves Across the Sun

Photographer: NASA/SSPL/Getty Images

NASA's TRACE satellite captured this image of Venus crossing the face of the Sun as seen from the Earth's orbit. The last event occurred in 1882. The next Venus transit will be visible June 5, 2012. Close

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NASA's TRACE satellite captured this image of Venus crossing the face of the Sun as seen from the Earth's orbit. The last event occurred in 1882. The next Venus transit will be visible June 5, 2012.

Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker reports on a once in a lifetime sight, the transit of Venus, as the planet moves between the earth and the sun. The rare event is next scheduled for 2117 and has happened only 8 times since the invention of the telescope. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Inside Track." (Source: Bloomberg)

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