PDA

View Full Version : Transit of Venus next week


Sam L
May 31st, 2012, 10:38 AM
6th of June. Anyone excited for this? It will be the last transit until 2117. :sad:

Sam L
May 31st, 2012, 10:46 AM
Just in case anyone's wondering, it's like a solar eclipse except you have Venus instead of the moon. Venus should appear as 1/33 the size of the sun and depending on where you live the full transit should last about 8 hours. In some places, like Europe, you would only be able to see the end of the transit.

2117 seems a long way away but after all it is "only" a century. Some of us could possibly be alive still by then I guess. How amazing would that be? :eek:

Mynarco
May 31st, 2012, 11:46 AM
I thought it was about Venus Williams
*fade away*

supergrunt
May 31st, 2012, 11:54 AM
This sounds cool :). Hopefully I'll be up to see it.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 31st, 2012, 12:36 PM
Oh I read a little about it on newspaper weeks ago. Hopefully I can view the rare scene.:D

HippityHop
May 31st, 2012, 12:48 PM
6th of June. Anyone excited for this? It will be the last transit until 2117. :sad:

I'll catch it next time. :)

Super Dave
May 31st, 2012, 01:12 PM
Just in case anyone's wondering, it's like a solar eclipse except you have Venus instead of the moon. Venus should appear as 1/33 the size of the sun and depending on where you live the full transit should last about 8 hours. In some places, like Europe, you would only be able to see the end of the transit.


That would be cool; remind us when it gets closer ;) :cool:

ys
May 31st, 2012, 05:31 PM
"2012 transit will be visible from the Pacific Ocean —including Hawai'i, northwestern North America, northern Asia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, eastern Australia and the Pacific islands."

Too bad..

Maddox
May 31st, 2012, 06:16 PM
I thought it was about Venus Williams
*fade away*

:sobbing: Me too

Pity Africans can't see it?

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 1st, 2012, 12:02 AM
I thought it was about Venus Williams
*fade away*

Me to :happy:

mykarma
Jun 1st, 2012, 01:34 AM
:sobbing: Me too

Pity Africans can't see it?
Me three. :lol:

HawkAussie
Jun 1st, 2012, 05:25 AM
I would of create this forum today. But earlier is better.

Sam L
Jun 1st, 2012, 10:19 AM
These are the places were it's visible: Visible in its entirety from Hawaii, Alaska, Australia,New Zealand, the Pacific and Eastern Asia, with the beginning of the transit visible from North America and the end visible from Europe.

Sam L
Jun 3rd, 2012, 05:27 AM
Here's a picture from the last one in 2004:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1206/venustransit_cortner_1500.jpg

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jun 3rd, 2012, 09:44 PM
Wow, pretty crazy

Albireo
Jun 4th, 2012, 02:58 AM
I may be able to post some pics of the transit from my astronomy club's event. Assuming, of course, that the weather doesn't fuck it up the way it did with last Sunday's eclipse.

new-york
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:29 AM
Can't help picturing Venus on a toilet break.

Gorgeous, the 2004 one.

HawkAussie
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:53 AM
Venus looks like a bullet just shot the sun.

Sam L
Jun 4th, 2012, 10:48 AM
I may be able to post some pics of the transit from my astronomy club's event. Assuming, of course, that the weather doesn't fuck it up the way it did with last Sunday's eclipse.

Please post! :) I've been wanting to join one for God knows how long. Maybe later this year. I would love to see these pictures. Good luck, fingers crossed.

King Halep
Jun 6th, 2012, 03:24 AM
http://www.transitofvenus.com.au/HOME.html

Albireo
Jun 6th, 2012, 06:10 AM
Please post! :) I've been wanting to join one for God knows how long. Maybe later this year. I would love to see these pictures. Good luck, fingers crossed.

Had a fantastic event--about 250-300 people turned up. We had about a dozen scopes and near-perfect weather. I don't have pics yet, but I'll post 'em when I get some (a lot of club members took them, and dozens of people used cell-phones and other cameras to try to get pictures through telescope eyepieces--as you can guess, that's not the best way to do it).

Got interviewed twice--once by the local paper and once on the radio. Fortunately, the local news had the good taste not to get me on camera, from which a mass panic might ensue.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 6th, 2012, 12:43 PM
Was in the office working my ass off the whole day without even remembering this.:lol:

Epigone
Jun 6th, 2012, 04:57 PM
Transit of Venus a 'magic' experience (http://media.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/selections/transit-of-venus-a-magic-experience-3353285.html)