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Shoobee 06-04-2012 12:57 AM

Dont miss the transit of venus Tue 6-3-2012
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47666642/ns/technology_and_science-space/

Dont miss this transit of Venus across the Sun on Tuesday 6/5/2012. (fixed)

You can watch it by using a white pad of paper, and a set of binoculars.

Put the pad of paper on the ground, hold the binoculars over the paper and point them at the Sun.

Wear sunglasses as well, because the image of the Sun's disk will still be very bright on the paper.

You should see a spot the size of a pea moving across the Sun's image on the paper.

towboater 06-04-2012 01:39 AM

Or watch it using welding goggles.

Shoobee 06-04-2012 01:45 AM

There's an advantage to the bino's that they enlarge the image for you on the paper.

MrWray 06-04-2012 04:31 AM

What about the brown ring around uranus?

jordan89 06-04-2012 05:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shoobee (Post 824121)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47666642/ns/technology_and_science-space/

Dont miss this transit of Venus across the Sun on Tuesday 6/3/2012.

The 3rd was yesterday(sunday)

MrWray 06-04-2012 05:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jordan89

The 3rd was yesterday(sunday)

Lmao.......

jordan89 06-04-2012 05:25 AM

I do think the Tuesday part is right though....depending where you live.

Shoobee 06-04-2012 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jordan89 (Post 824469)
The 3rd was yesterday(sunday)

Oops my mistake / typo.

On 6/5/2012.

Shoobee 06-05-2012 10:51 PM

The shadow of Venus is at the bottom of the Sun (as seen from the USA) right now, 3:35 pm PDST / 6:35 pm ADST.

Shoobee 06-06-2012 12:00 AM

The next one will be in December 2117.

That's 105 years from now.

None of us will be alive then.


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