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Old Jun 23 2012, 11:53 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by P'ter View Post
I think I saw a Venus transit back in 1950s, but it might have been a transit of Mercury.
That was a transit of Mercury (1953 or 1957). The transits of Venus happen very infrequently. See the NASA Planetary Transits Page.

For those of us who missed the Venus transit, there are some Mercury transits still to come in the not so distant future. They are just harder to observe because Mercury appears a lot smaller on the Sun's disk.
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