Good Heavens! Celestial activity is still relevant

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Photo: Photo Philippe Mousette

Photo of the transit of Venus crossing the face of the Sun on June 6, 2012, was provided by Philippe Moussette, President and co-founder of the club d'astronomie VÉGA de Cap-Rouge. www.philippemoussette.com

May and June 2012 have been a sky-gazer's delight - a supermoon, solar and lunar eclipses, and just this past week, the Transit of Venus. Let's take a closer look at the activity that recently generated such a hubbub.

A partial solar eclipse was visible in western and central North America on May 20, and a partial lunar eclipse was visible on June 4.