ALERT! 5 JUNE – TRANSIT OF VENUS (next happens in 2117)

There will be live webcasts.  HERE.

A rare occurance: Venus will pass across the surface of the Sun!

I saw the last one through a telescope in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.

Why am I in one of the rainiest countries in the world?   It’s enough to make you crazy.

This is the last time anyone alive today will have a chance to see Venus cross the face of the sun.

You can tune in to NASA’s Venus transit broadcast by visiting the agency’s Sun-Earth Day website:

http://sunearthday.gsfc.nasa.gov/webcasts/nasaedge/

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2 Responses to ALERT! 5 JUNE – TRANSIT OF VENUS (next happens in 2117)

  1. LisaP. says:

    My kid heard half of a news blurb on the radio about an astronomy event and came running to ask what was happening — I figured I’d just click on Father Z and there’d be info! This year has been our astronomy year and we’ve used many of the links you’ve provided. Thanks.

  2. pm125 says:

    Thank you for the links to those labs around the world. Major help. Cloudy in New England, but if it were clear, I’d still go to the webcasts.
    Wondering about the size of Venus against the Sun compared to the size of an explosion that would send the CME’s flying to Earth.
    Hope you experienced something of the sounds and sights of the Jubilee Day, actually rare also. It was good to see the pomp and circumstance of the procession to Buckingham Palace, but sad that Prince Philip was missing. Good picture of time together for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on the other post – a blessed marriage.
    105 years until Venus again.