Venus transit of 2004
Most recent Transit of Venus observed since the Ground took place on June 8th 2004. The event received an special attention, because it was the first Venus transit after the appearance of telecommunications of mass. Nobody had seen the preceding transit, because it went back to December 6th 1882.
This transit was entirely visible since the Europe, the Asia and the Africa, while only the end of the transit was visible North America. It was not observable since the East of North America, as well as Hawaii and Nouvelle Zealand, because plunged in the night.
The zone of visibility is presented on the chart opposite.
UnfoldingMoments of the various stages, respectively: first contact, second contact, semi-transit, third contact and fourth contact during the transit of June 8th 2004 for a hypothetical observer placed at the center of the Earth, are indicated in the following table. The phenomenon of the Parallaxe changes these values of with the more ± 7 minutes according to the point of observation on the surface of the Earth.
- Transit of Venus
- Transit of Venus of 2012
- (in) The Come Transit Across the Sun; observations from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, the USA
- (in) Several videos off the transit satellite ace seen by the TRACE
- (in) File off observations in Bangalore
- (in) Predictions for the 2004 Transit off Come
- (in) The Transit off Come: Where to See It
- (in) Photographs taken by BBC News readers
- (in) Come Transit 2004 homepage At European Southern Observatory
- (in) Come Transit 2004 - Miami, FL, the USA
- (in) HM Nautical Almanac Office: 2004 Transit off Come
- (in) Astronomy Picture off the Day 2004 June 10 -- Transit closeup photo
Come 2004 Category: 2004
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