June 5, 2012 Transit of Venus Posted on June 5, 2012 This was the last chance in most people’s lifetime to see this rare astronomical event. Unfortunately for Edmontonians who did not chase it, this is what could be seen. 1st Contact: 4:05 PM 2nd Contact: 4:22 PM Greatest Transit: 7:26 PM Sunset is at 9:56 PM, with the transit still in progress. 3rd & 4th Contacts not visible. For further information see the National RASC ToV pages.