Transit of Venus in India, next time after 105 years

A very special and rare celestial spectacle, transit of Venus, the first and last for all the people on this earth, unfolded in the morning sky allover India on Wednesday, enthralling the astro enthusiasts.

Scientists as well as amateur astronomers are enjoying the amazing creation of the transit of Venus, looking up to the skies to watch a dark black spot slide over the surface of the Sun.

The transit of Venus can be seen allover India, including New Delhi. Though, a cloudy sky make play the negative role int eh national capital to grab the amazing view.

While talking to media, Nehru Planetarium director N Rathnasree said, “This was the century’s last Venus transit.”

She said, “The event was visible at around 7am.” Further, Large projectors, pin hole cameras and telescopes were set to comfort the viewers to see the transit of Venus.

A Class X student Soumaya said, “It is exciting to see such an event.”

Nisha Gupta, a school teacher said, “It is too good to resist. It is awesome.”

Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE) director C B Devgun said, “The next Venus transit will happen after 105.5 years in 2117, making this a lifetime’s event.”

Secretary of Planetary Society of India N Sri Raghunandan Kumar said, “The phenomenon should be seen only through solar filters, special solar glasses or with the help of pin hole cameras.”

Earlier, the transit of Venus was seen on 8 June 2004 and was seen in India as well.

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