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Old 23rd of May 2012 (Wed)   #1
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Default 2012 transit of Venus June 5 or June 6 - depends on worldwide location

Next big event, 2012 transit of Venus June 5 or June 6 - depends on your worldwide location
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html


local transit time calculator:
http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/where-when/local-transit-times/
For people in Michigan, 6pm Tues June 5th thru sunset
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Default Re: 2012 transit of Venus June 5 or June 6 - depends on worldwide location

Here's hoping the weather will be as good as it was for the last one in the UK. We had totally clear skies all that morning. I used one half of a pair of binoculars to project the image onto a sheet of white paper - then photographed that.

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Default Re: 2012 transit of Venus June 5 or June 6 - depends on worldwide location

Great method Frank, I'll keep that in my bag of tricks.

I assume you had the bino's fixed to something.
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Default Re: 2012 transit of Venus June 5 or June 6 - depends on worldwide location

Yup. Bins on a tripod, one objective covered, cardboard sheet to cast a shadow and a piece of paper to project it onto...

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Default Re: 2012 transit of Venus June 5 or June 6 - depends on worldwide location

Cool idea
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