Dont miss the transit of venus Tue 6-3-2012

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  1. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    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.
     
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  2. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    Or watch it using welding goggles.
     

  3. Shoobee

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

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    What about the brown ring around uranus?
     
  5. jordan89

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  6. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Lmao.......
     
  7. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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

    Shoobee New Member

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    Oops my mistake / typo.

    On 6/5/2012.
     
  9. Shoobee

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    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.
     
  10. Shoobee

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    The next one will be in December 2117.

    That's 105 years from now.

    None of us will be alive then.
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Hell, I plan to be!


    (So far, so good!)


    Unfortunately we had a day with 98% cloud cover and light rain. I'll have to wait for the next one. :p
     
  12. KA5ROW

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    Venus from Oklahoma Canon poweshot SX10IS with welding glass over lines.1/2500 of a second exposure.
     

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  13. MrWray

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    So that little dot is venus?
     
  14. BB98338

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    Got a shot of the Venus Transit with my cell phone thru a 10" telescope with a solar filter. Thought I was going to be rained out but the clouds broke several times.
     

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  15. MrWray

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    That is cool!