Tuesday, June 05, 2012

 

Venus Transit

Don't forget to go outside and project an image of the sun onto a nearby wall with a pinhole in a small piece of paper. For Colorado residents, it starts just about 4:06 this afternoon. Venus crossing the face of the Sun as seen from Earth is pretty rare and it is doubtful that anyone reading this (assuming anyone is reading this) will be alive for the next one in 2117. If the sun was a clock face then Venus will appear at 11:00 and exit at about 2:30. It will take hours and hours.
Venus is currently the barest of crescents as it turns its darkside to Earth before the transit starts. Lovely.

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Roger;

I do read you Blog regularly! I don't always agree with you, but you do broaden my horizons. I appreciate your efforts and commitment to gathering this info and polarizing it with opinions.

Thanks,
Glenn
 
You're welcome. Thanks for reading.
 
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