The Sun is in the center and the solar system is always in motion. In June of 2004 a
of Venus will take place when that planet passes
directly between the Earth and the Sun.
This is a
that is very rare as its occurence has only
been observed six times before now. When this happens, Venus appears as a small black dot on the
surface of our Sun.
Here are some interesting facts about Venus. Venus and Earth are similar in size.
They differ in that Venus does not have ocenas or human life, and its temperature during
the day reaches 484 degrees Celsius. That temperature is high enough to melt lead.
Venus spins very slowly as it revolves around the sun in a circular
It rotates slowly on its
in a clockwise direction.
That is the opposite direction from any other of the planets. Its rotation
takes 243 Earth days, so a Venusian day is longer
than a Venusian year!