WATCH LIVE: The transit of Venus

By Kay Steiger
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 17:34 EDT
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Venus transits in front of the sun in 2004 -- in one of the rarest events in the Solar System: an alignment of Earth, Venus and the Sun.   (AFP)
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Australia and other countries in the Pacific have the opportunity to see the transit of Venus, when the planet passes between the Earth and the Sun. NASA is offering coverage of this rare event, which won’t occur again until 2117.

Watch the live coverage from NASA, broadcast by UStream on June 5, scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. Eastern:

Live stream videos at Ustream

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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