World prepares for rare transit of Venus across the face of the Sun

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9 Responses to World prepares for rare transit of Venus across the face of the Sun

  1. Kaos says:


    Magnitude 6.1

    Date time
    2012-06-05 19:31:34.6 UTC
    35.03 N ; 141.25 E
    12 km
    151 km E Kawasaki (pop 1,306,785 ; local time 04:31:34.6 2012-06-06)
    119 km SE Ichihara (pop 283,531 ; local time 04:31:34.6 2012-06-06)
    82 km E Ohara (pop 20,226 ; local time 04:31:34.6 2012-06-06)

    Registered as 5.8 on USGS



  2. Irene C says:

    Well, I have my welder’s glasses ready, but – nothing but clouds here. Unless the clouds disappear, guess I’ll watch one of the live feeds.


    • pagan66 says:

      Same thing here Irene, same scenario, different hemisphere lol. I had my boyfriend’s welding equipment at the ready, all rugged up because it’s freezing here at the moment & very excited but due to awful weather that’s been slamming us for a few days, Venus has hidden her face from me. So disappointed because historically, the transit of Venus is the event which led to the discovery of Australia by Captain Cook in 1769. Oh well, knowing this happened above my head is kind of good enough 🙂



      • Irene C says:

        Actually, I was blessed this evening. Not long before the sun set, there was a break in the clouds. I went out with the welders helmet and took a look. I couldn’t see anything so I took my camera and took a picture with the zoom on high and took a picture through the helmet. That was an interesting experience. Got one decent shot where I think I see a small dot. I did watch a bit of the live feed also. Very exciting indeed.



  3. Columbine says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Watching via feed from Norway.


  4. kandicedillow1 says:

    Here in east tx just north of Houston, seen the transit thru my telescope andpiece of paper.: pretty cool. Also watched it streamed live thru NASA edge in hawaii.. Loved it.,and all the other educational stuff provided.


  5. Suz says:

    That’s awesome!
    It won’t happen again in our lifetime, or our children’s lifetime.


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