Transit Of Venus

You may catch it as you're commuting home or walking into the house. At first it looks like a plane but it doesn't move like a plane. It just glistens and when you stare at it long enough you will wonder, "Wow, what is that thing?
The whole world was dark, everything visible to my eyes coated in the same uniform darkness except for the small, oddly-shaped patches of dim orange directly at the center of my vision. I felt a cramp in my neck as I mentally beseeched them to brighten, to expand.
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Logging on to the Internet, it was somewhat disturbing to see the weather forecast for Mauna Kea the next day: At the summit 0 to 20 percent cloud cover with high winds, temperatures near freezing and 50 percent chance of fog. Uh, oh...
Australian artist Lynette Wallworth was determined to use the rare occurrence of the transit of Venus to create a sense of perspective and get people to think about the global problems that the world's ocean currently faces.
Skywatchers around the world readied their telescopes and grabbed their solar shades on Tuesday and Wednesday to catch a
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The Chicago Tribune reports that, in the Chicago area, about half of the planet's journey across the sun should be visible
If you missed the Transit of Venus in 2004, then today, June 5, 2012, is the last time you will see this rare astronomical event until December 2117! I can't begin to imagine society the next time a human sees the black dot of Venus in transit.
The Transit of Venus isn't just an interesting thing to observe. It held a special scientific purpose for generations of
Venus is making its final trip over the sun this century, and South Floridians are gathering Tuesday night to watch this
2. Transit Of Venus At National Air And Space Museum Venus is about to pass between the Earth and the Sun. This viewing will
If you're an amateur astronomer who plans on bringing out the telescope for some skywatching this Tuesday, send us pics of
By observing the differences in movement of Venus and the Sun, astronomers on Earth were able to calculate our own distance
2012-06-04-Screenshot20120604at1.07.39PM.jpgTomorrow is the big day. Time to dust off your eclipse glasses, binoculars and posterboard, or pinhole camera and witness the transit of Venus, a once in a lifetime event!
The next pair of Venus transits won't be until 2117 and 2125. So, unless you are lucky and healthy enough to live for another 105 years, this will be your last chance to see a Venus transit from the surface of the Earth. But -- aha! there's the catch -- "from the surface of the Earth."
Once in a lifetime At Great Basin National Park in Nevada, viewers will have about five hours to observe the rare astronomical
In the 18th century, transits of Venus provided astronomers with the first way to measure the absolute size of the solar