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WVcoltsfan
06-05-2012, 05:18 PM
Today the planet Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun. The next such alignment wont happen until 2117 (well after our life times). Should be pretty interesting. A streaming feed will happen starting at 5:30 EDT. You can watch it here if interested :

http://www.ccssc.org/transit2012.html

or here :

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jun/05/transit-of-venus-live-coverage

and this one is probably the best (just found it) :

http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/webcasts/mtwilson/

stlcardinalsfan
06-05-2012, 07:29 PM
they said that on the local news, i used my brothers welding glasses and couldnt see venus yet.

WVcoltsfan
06-05-2012, 07:32 PM
its too cloudy here for me to look live, but on the bottom link in post 1 you can see it now... its just getting entirely in front of the sun now.

stlcardinalsfan
06-05-2012, 07:33 PM
ok cool,its sunny as heck here lmao

WVcoltsfan
06-05-2012, 07:36 PM
ok cool,its sunny as heck here lmao

man, you are lucky! I would like to be viewing this live. haha

topher
06-05-2012, 09:12 PM
I just shot the Venus transit! (http://crackinwax.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/i-just-shot-the-venus-transit/)

http://varsitytradingcards.com/crackinwax/venus/transit_crop01.jpg

WVcoltsfan
06-05-2012, 09:51 PM
I just shot the Venus transit! (http://crackinwax.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/i-just-shot-the-venus-transit/)

http://varsitytradingcards.com/crackinwax/venus/transit_crop01.jpg

Very cool shot! Thanks for sharing!

Rybowski
06-05-2012, 10:23 PM
Very cool, I watched some of the telecasts, but I don't have my telescope here at my place.

stlcardinalsfan
06-05-2012, 11:06 PM
nice, i saw it ,had to wear my brothers welding mask to see it lmao