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

 
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May 23, 2012 04:16 |  #1

Next big event, 2012 transit of Venus June 5 or June 6 - depends on your worldwide location
http://eclipse.gsfc.na​sa.gov/OH/transit12.ht​ml (external link)

IMAGE: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/tran/TOV2012-Fig01.png

local transit time calculator:
http://transitofvenus.​nl/wp/where-when/local-transit-times/ (external link)
For people in Michigan, 6pm Tues June 5th thru sunset

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May 23, 2012 06:52 |  #2

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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May 23, 2012 20:58 |  #3

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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May 24, 2012 07:16 |  #4

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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May 31, 2012 05:56 |  #5

Cool idea


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