Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Transit of Venus! Happening very soon!

Pinhole viewer: great for crowds
Venus is about to cross between us and the sun. It won't be an eclipse as Venus is tiny compared to our central star, but- with the proper viewing equipment (don't blind yourself looking at the actual sun)- you can be among the seventh group of people in recorded history to see this cosmic event.

Google to find a local viewing site. You have until sundown (if you're in the US)- unless you want to wait until the next occurrence in 2117 (which will require some hardcore health innovations or a time machine).

This is only the SEVENTH viewing opportunity since the first astronomer recorded sighting it in 1639! Captain Cook sailed halfway around the world in hopes of seeing it.

Be there and be rare.

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