- First contact (Venus and Sun limbs touch) - 5:07½ UTC - solar elevation 14°
- Mid-entry - 5:14 UTC - solar elevation 15°
- Second contact (Venus gone) - 5:20½ - solar elevation 16°
In other news we have a nice video of a stellar occultation by (618) Elfriede, the young Moon on June 4 (again) and Jupiter on June 2. • A detailled - but controversial - paper on Holmes' outburst has been published in the ICQ while there are new thoughts on the origin of the Kappa Cygnid meteors and the famous fresh Carancas crater has been visited again, 8 months after the bizarre mini-impact in Peru. • A 5 gigapixel IR image mosaic of the Milky Way has been published in several ways: through a viewer and as a mega-poster at at conference. • And here is the ISS on June 3 (also reported internationally).