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Venus makes its transit across Sun

Venus, the second closest planet to the Sun, on Wednesday crossed the Sun’s face in a rare astronomical event that will not be seen again until the year 2117. Venus, regarded by ancient Romans as the goddess of beauty and love, took about six hours to complete its transit, appearing as a small black dot on the Sun’s surface. This celestial phenomenon known as the “Transit of Venus” is one of the most eagerly-awaited events for sky watchers.
The planet passed between Earth and the Sun, appearing through the telescope as a tiny black spot. According to Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the planet Venus was visible between the Sun and the Earth at 9:50am in Pakistan. The citizens were warned not to see this event with a naked eye due to its dangerous affects on eyesight.

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