PAGASA’s advice: Go out and look up to see Transit of Venus today

InterAksyon.com-citing information from the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)-reports that "the Transit of Venus, where the planet passes directly between the sun and Earth, started at sunrise today, Wednesday, June 6, and will last past noon." The report noted that this will be the last Transit of Venus of the century.

InterAksyon.com-citing information from the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)-reports that "the Transit of Venus, where the planet passes directly between the sun and Earth, started at sunrise today, Wednesday, June 6, and will last past noon." The report noted that this will be the last Transit of Venus of the century.

 

The report quoted Engr. Dario dela Cruz, chief of Pagasa’s Space, Science, and Astronomy Section (SSAS), who said that "during the transit, Venus will appear as a small black disk, similar to a "mole" that will blemish the sun."

 

InterAksyon.com further revealed: "Transits of Venus occur in pairs with more than a century separating each pair. The last transit occurred on June 8, 2004. After this latest transit, the next will occur in December 2117 and on 2125."

 

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