The Transit of Venus


POINT VENUS, TAHITI, WHERE COOK AND HIS MEN OBSERVED THE JUNE 3rd, 1769 TRANSIT OF VENUS.
OIL ON CANVAS, WILLIAM HODGES, 1744-1797.
CREDIT: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA.

Drawings of the Transit of Venus by Captain James Cook and Charles Green


Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. 61, p. 410, 1771.

Observations made by appointment of the Royal Society at King George's Island in the South Sea
by Mr. Charles Green, formerly assistant at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich,
and Lieutenant James Cook of His Majesty's ship the Endeavour.


Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit, June 5 - 6,
which occurs every 243 years and includes two transits eight years apart
source: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ( SDO )

"James Cook's 1769 transit of Venus expedition to Tahiti", Anglo-Australian Observatory & Australia Telescope National Facility, © 2004 International Astronomical Union