Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Transit of Venus

I just spent the better part of this morning outside trying to view the Transit of Venus through a pinhole projector of my own making. The phenomenon known as the Transit of Venus occurs when Venus passes directly between the earth and the sun and appears as a black dot crossing the sun. It hasn’t happened in 122 years so I thought I would take advantage of this opportunity to see it for myself. However, it happens two times in 8 years every 120 years or so, so perhaps in 8 years it will be visible from the East Coast the States. Am I a geek or what?

If you are interested, here’s a web site that has some interesting information -http://www.transit-of-venus.org.uk./


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