Jodrell Bank Observatory - Transit of Venus 2004

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History

The first observed transit of Venus was in 1639. There have been four transits of Venus since then in 1761, 1769, 1874, 1882. Transits of Venus come in pairs separated by eight years but the gap between pairs is over 100 years meaning that some people will never see one.