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Venus Transit 2012 Timing and Imaging Group (UP Astronomical Society); from left: Anthony Urbano, Ezekiel Rodriguez, Beb Jansen Poricallan, Carlo Ray Selabao, Criselda Roque.

The Venus Transit of 2012 is considered as the rarest predictable astronomical event. It is so rare that one person can only observe it for a maximum of 2 times in his or her lifetime. It occurs when the Sun, the planet Venus, and the Earth are in perfect alignment with each other. As viewed from the Earth, Venus appears as a black dot moving across the disc of the Sun.

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Second Contact occurred at around 6:30 am, as measured by our timing equipment. This measurement is consistent with the calculations of Mr. Bamm Gabriana. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano, Ezekiel Rodriguez, Beb Jansen Poricallan, Carlo Ray Selabao, Criselda Roque

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