The Transit of Venus on the evening of June 5th 2012

Posted By on June 4, 2012

A rare astronomical event takes place tomorrow and should be viewable (weather permitting) for those with the correct “sun gazing” equipment or reflective techniques. (I recall the old pinhole in foil and shoebox as a kid) This will be the last time our generation will see Venus pass between the earth and the sun — The Transit of Venus — unless you’re still around in December 2117. Unfortunately even if the sky is perfect in the evening in North America, the size of Venus compared to the sun is tiny. A better view will be with some magnification … maybe tune into the NASA webcast fro Mauna Kea Hawaii.



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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.