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n june 8, 2004 the world was treated to
a rare astronomical occurrence,
something that hasn't been seen since 1882:
the transit of the planet venus across the sun...

....and the world was watching.

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recommended book:

June 8, 2004 - Venus in TransitJune 8, 2004--Venus in Transit by Eli Maor, published 2/28/2000. Venus's orbit carried it across the face of the sun on 8 June 2004. This transit across the solar plexus has not been seen since 1882, ancient history in astronomical terms. Professor Eli Maor, mathematician and amateur astronomer, looks back at the history of Venus' solar transits. [purchase from]


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