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Transit of Planets Trend May 2016

Rare Celestial Events Trending Transit of Planets Trend May 2016 Its exciting and its happening this May 9, 2016. A huge event occurring every so often a century. In 2012 Transit of Venus across the Sun  now its the Transit of Mercury such a special event will occur May 9, 2016. During the 2012 Transit of Venus passing across the Sun, the phenomena : ..takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and a superior planet, becoming visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours (the transit of 2012 lasted 6 hours and 40 minutes). A transit is similar to a solar eclipse by the Moon. While the diameter of Venus is more than 3 times that of the Moon, Venus appears smaller, and travels more slowly across the face of the Sun, because it is much farther away from Earth