Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Transit of Venus - June 5, 2012

With the excitement of the  annular solar eclipse now receding into the past, we are getting ready for the transit of Venus on June 5, an event that only happens twice every 120 years. I first heard of these events while traveling down in Patagonia since many historic voyages were made in the 18th and 19th centuries to observe the rare event. My good friend Jack S. made me aware of this NASA site that explains  a transit of Venus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nXv9YvkNyA.

Global map showing that the transit of Venus in North America begins at 3 PM and is visible until  sunset

Watch here in the coming week for my pictures and descriptions from northern Arizona.

PS - If you missed my posting on my personal blog of Dr. Tyler Norgren's posters of celestial events, please click here to view them. They are spectacular.

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

I'll certainly be out with my camera and solar filter.