Jun 05

Planet Venus to come in front of Sun on Wednesday June 06, 2012

ISLAMABAD: After June 8, 2004, another transit of Venus (Movement of the plant, Venus, in front of Sun) would occur at early morning of June 6,2012. Venus in Front of sun

The rare transit could be observed from the time of sunrise till 9:50 am (PST), an official of the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) informed APP.

SUPARCO would also monitor the event, he added. This would be the last event of the 21st century, as the next event of this kind would occur after 105 years, in December 2117.

The citizens have been cautioned by Suparco not to look at the sun without wearing proper eye-shielding material as a solar filter during the transit of venus. Otherwise, such a practice may yield to permanent blindness.