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SYZYGY WATCH! Rare Total Eclipse of the Sun

There was a rarish total solar eclipse on 2 July which terminated at the eastern coast of S. America (think Argentina… portentous!). Rarish because totality was viewed close to sunset, near to the horizon, producing some amazing views. A reader … Continue reading

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Geeky and Beautiful

For your “Look! Up In The Sky!” file, you Transit of Venus fans will want to watch the ultra-hi-def video of different views of the transit.  This is from the Sun people at NASA and Astronomy Pic of the Day, … Continue reading

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A great video of the Transit of Venus.

I feel dreadful from this cold.  But this was cool enough to clear my head for a few seconds. A great video of the Transit of Venus. [wp_youtube]QX6BbP1wAIs[/wp_youtube] There are lots of other great videos of the Transit out there … Continue reading

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TRANSIT OF VENUS TODAY – rarest of all eclipses – 5 June 22:10 UTC – 6 June 4:50 UTC – the last in our lifetimes

LIVE: http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/ NOTE THE TIMES, below, in UNIVERSAL TIME. Explanation: Today Venus moves in front of the Sun. One way to follow this rare event is to actively reload the above live image of the Sun during the right time interval and look for an … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Transit of Venus

I mentioned in a post the transit of the Sun by the Space Shuttle, and in the course of that post the Transit of Venus, which is coming in 2012. No sooner but… the blogosphere is so cool… but I … Continue reading

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