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Achim Berg
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The 2012 Transit of Venus
06/04/12 at 09:23:46
 
The transit or passage of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. On average, there are 13 transits of Mercury each century. In contrast, transits of Venus occur in pairs with more than a century separating each pair.

The last Venus transit was in 2004 so the second event of the pair will occur on Wednesday, June 6 (Tuesday, June 5 from the Western Hemisphere). The entire event will be widely visible from the western Pacific, eastern Asia and eastern Australia as shown in Figure 1. Most of North and Central America, and northern South America will witness the beginning of the transit (on June 5) but the Sun will set before the event ends. Similarly, observers in Europe, western and central Asia, eastern Africa and western Australia will see the end of the event since the transit will already be in progress at sunrise from those locations.

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IŽll try to take some shots using the occ. Hope there are no clouds early in the morning. The wether forecast depending the Jul.6th is light rain in the morning hours.
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Re: The 2012 Transit of Venus
Reply #1 - 06/06/12 at 08:21:11
 
Twas to early and to rainy  Undecided
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Re: The 2012 Transit of Venus
Reply #2 - 06/06/12 at 09:30:20
 
early in the mornig i woke up and was fully motivated to take some shots of the venustransit.

A look out of the kichen window took me hard to the bottom.

weather short ... cold, rainy, cloudy and no chance to take only one picture .... went back to bed, frustrated!
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Reply #3 - 06/29/12 at 23:07:11
 
Now I hear that sometime around July 20th Venus will be bright enough to be only the third persitant celestial object that is able to cast a shadow... a very special type as well, in that it is a point source unlike the sun or moon. High ISO anyone?
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