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Kat Jun 5 2012 08:53 PM

Venus
 
Happens next in a hundred years;

http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/webcasts/nasaedge/

Kath Jun 6 2012 03:59 AM

Re: Venus
 
I saw it very well eight years back, but today it was cloudy. Plus, there's a stonking big hill in the way of the sun at this time of the morning.

L'isa Jun 6 2012 12:25 PM

Re: Venus
 
I was driving. I glanced up at one point, but was afraid I might blind myself temporarily by looking too close so I gave up. Have seem some really nice pics, though. My sis in law had her eclipse glasses out and was watching it.

StevenB Jun 8 2012 08:51 AM

Re: Venus
 
I got up at 3:30am and drove to a local vantage point with a view of the NE horizon, then waited for the sun to rise at 4:30am. The sun rose but I didn't see anything because we had our worst weather that same morning. I waited until 5:30am and then went home. I didn't get any pictures of Venus but did get some interesting photos of rain pouring down the car windscreen. Sigh.

Hans Jun 8 2012 12:31 PM

Re: Venus
 
No luck here either. I guess I'll just have to wait for about a century for a second chance.

P'ter Jun 9 2012 11:08 AM

Re: Venus
 
I think I saw a Venus transit back in 1950s, but it might have been a transit of Mercury.

StevenB Jun 23 2012 12:53 PM

Re: Venus
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by P'ter (Post 183343)
I think I saw a Venus transit back in 1950s, but it might have been a transit of Mercury.

That was a transit of Mercury (1953 or 1957). The transits of Venus happen very infrequently. See the NASA Planetary Transits Page.

For those of us who missed the Venus transit, there are some Mercury transits still to come in the not so distant future. They are just harder to observe because Mercury appears a lot smaller on the Sun's disk.


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