Monday, June 04, 2012

Transit of Venus Maps

On June 5 the planet Venus will make its final trek across the face of the sun as seen from Earth until the year 2117.

NASA has created a Google Map of Transit of Venus Event Locations. Using the map is possible to find the nearest astronomy event organised near your location. The map shows events occurring across the world.

Transit of Venus is a Google Map that shows the transit times of Venus across the sun for any location. If you share your location with the map you are shown the times of Venus' transit on both June 5th and June 6th.

HeyWhat'sThat - Transit of Venus allows the user to view a simulation of the transit of Venus from any location on earth. The application uses two Google Earth browser plug-ins; one to set and show your location and the other to show Venus' path across the sun.

You can use the time-line beneath the map to show the position of Venus throughout the day.

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