Venus Point

Local namePoint Venus
LocationÎles du Vent, France

On June 3, 1769, British navigator Captain James Cook, British naturalist Joseph Banks, British astronomer Charles Green and Swedish naturalist Daniel Solander recorded the transit of Venus on the island of Tahiti during Cook's first voyage around the world. During a transit, Venus appears as a small black disc travelling across the Sun. This unusual astronomical phenomenon takes place in a pattern that repeats itself every 243 years.

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Point Venus Lighthouse,… @ London Missionary Society - 1869
Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens from 65 USD

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1769_transit_of_Venus_observed_from_Tahiti

Address French Polynesia

Coordinates -17°29'42.27" N -149°29'43.192" E

Tours and activities: Venus Point

Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens

from 65 USD

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