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Special Telescope in Chandler Park
11:01 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Viewing the Transit of Venus in Macomb

A view of the 2004 Transit of Venus
Photo from Heavens Above

A rare astronomical event takes place Tuesday, June 5, when Venus passes between the sun and the earth. It's called the Transit of Venus.

“Unless you live to December 2117, this is your last chance to see it,” said Brian Davies, Assistant Professor of Physics at Western Illinois University.

The last Transit of Venus occurred in 2004. None happened in the 20th Century.

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