Alli (neugotik) wrote,
Alli
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Venus transient to Sun for the first time in over a century!

Venus is going to be transient with the sun tomorrow at dawn for the first time since 1882.. neat! Wonder if I'll be up then: Have to use a telescope and shine the light on something white , er, like a white car : and then you can see the black dot of venus trying to eclipse the sun.

http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1943177

Then this will happen again in 8 years, and then not again for over a century! It has to do with how the earth & venus orbit the sun, I find it rather fascinating.
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