4 Jun 2004
Space Weather News for June 4, 2004
VENUS TRANSIT: On June 8th, for the first time since 1882, Venus will pass directly between Earth and the Sun.? The planet's black silhouette will be visible from Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and eastern parts of the Americas. Visit Spaceweather.com for observing tips and links to live webcasts from around the world.
SPACE STATION TRANSIT:? Transits of Venus are rare, but this is unprecedented: The International Space Station (ISS) is going to cross the Sun four times during the 6+ hour transit of Venus on June 8th.? Advanced observers in parts of Europe, Africa and Asia might be able to record the double transit. Get the details at http://spaceweather.com.