A rare view of Venus

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On October 25, 2012

Photo by Terry Barner / Missouri S&T

Wyatt Aegan, 8, of Vichy, Mo., views the transit of Venus across the sun through the filtered 80-milimeter telescope at Missouri S&T’s observatory near sunset on June 5. Below Aegan is an iPad showing a view of the sun through a telescope in Hawaii. Venus is the black dot silhouetted against the orange solar disc. The observatory was busy for the entire transit time between 5:05 p.m. and sunset with hundreds of area residents lining up to see the rare sight. The next chance to see Venus transit the sun will occur in December 2117. (Photo by Terry Barner/ Missouri S&T)

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On October 25, 2012. Posted in Fall/Winter 2012, News