VENUS' PASSAGE OVER THE SUN CAN BE OBSERVED FROM YEREVAN
- YEREVAN. - A rare astronomical phenomenon will be observed from Armenia's capital, Yerevan, on Wednesday morning.
On that day, Planet Venus will pass over the face of the Sun, the Goodrike John NGO informs.
This phenomenon will next occur in 2117.
Its observation will be held in Yerevan from 7am to 9:30am, at the upper platform of the Cascade, in the vicinity of the Victory Monument.
People can view this event from the telescopes, and free of charge.
Warning: This phenomenon should not be looked at with optical tools without solar filters. Otherwise, there could be loss of vision.
- 1818 Birth of Gevorg Hakhverdyan (philologist) in Tbilissi (Georgia). He died in 1861.
- 1860 Constantinople's National General Assembly adopts (and the Patriarch ratifies) the National Constitution of Western Armenia.
- 1921 Stalin, through the illegal decision of the Caucasian Bureau of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party, separates Artsakh (Mountainous Gharabagh) from Armenia and forcibly annexes it to Azerbaijan.