Monday, June 4, 2012


For starwatchers, a celestial even is scheduled to happen June 5th and 6th. The Transit of Venus sounds like the title of a romantic poem but actually describes what happens when the planet Venus passes between the sun and the earth. Effectively what you will see is Venus moving slowly across the face of the sun over a period of about seven hours.

Now, naturally you cannot look at the sun directly unless you want to be blind. You have to use special glasses or have a telescope or binoculars set up to project the image onto a screen:

Or if you can visit this website and watch it live over the web.

And remember, if you miss it this time you can always catch the next one in a mere 105 years in December, 2117.

I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?

1 comment:

Pat Tillett said...

It was too cloudy here to see anything. I love this photo though. I'm going to go to the link you gave to see what is still there...

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