AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 16 Asteroids, Planets and Planetary Satellites
Poster, Monday, January 5, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[16.08] Predictions for the 2004 Transit of Venus

F. Espenak (NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center), J. Anderson (Environment Canada)

On 2004 June 08, Venus will transit the Sun's disk for the first time in over a century. This rarest of planetary alignments has only occurred six times since the invention of the telescope (1631, 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874 and 1882). The predicted geocentric track of Venus across the Sun and a map showing the regions of geographic visibility will be presented along with contact times for several hundred cities around the world. Finally, a preview of the 2012 June 06 transit of Venus will be given. Updates and additional predictions will be posted at: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/transit/venus04.html

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: espenak@gsfc.nasa.gov

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