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Venus Transit 2012 in Philippines

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Everyone is getting ready for the Venus Transit 2012, a rare sky event where Venus transits the sun.

The solar event last happens on June 8, 2004 and will be happening again in December 2117, this makes it a must see for skywatchers who are religiously collecting memories for such events. For countries in western Pacific, eastern Australia, and eastern Asia including Philippines.

Here in the Philippines, Venus transit will start at 6:09 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 5 or 6:09 a.m. Manila time, Wednesday, June 6 and will last for around 7 hours.

Although the said phenomenon is very interesting, for safety, NASA advises the public not to stare directly at the sun and it was suggested to use No. 14 welder’s glass. If you decide to use telescopes, it is also advised to use it with solar filters. For more safety tips, you can checkout NASA’s guidelines.

 

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