Transit of Venus Has Roots in Hawaii's History


Hawai`i played a significant role in calculating the exact size of our solar system through observing a planetary phenomenon called the Transit of Venus. It’s a rare occurrence that’s happening Tuesday, June 5th and won’t be visible again until the year 2117.   Worldwide, Hawai`i is one of the best places to see it. HPR takes a look at some of the historical significance of this event. 

University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy - Local viewing details 

Live feed of the Venus transit -

More info at Transit of Venus. org 

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