Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Transit of Venus

You won't be able to see it with your naked eye, but this June (the 5th and 6th to be exactly) a rare astronomical event will be happening in our skies.  Venus will be passing between Earth and the Sun.  If you are at an observatory using some of their amazing equipment, you'd be able to see its the path across the face of the Sun.  In North American we will get to see the beginning of it, while Asia, the Middle East and most of Europe will be able to see the end of it.  The rest of the planet is out of luck.  Don't look for it without the equipment, obviously, unless you want to be blind that is.  This particular event will not be happening again until 2117 so for most of us this our last chance.  The best place to view it will be the South Pacific Islands so plan your trip now to Hawaii or Tahiti.


Olga said...

Yeah, I'll call my travel agent right now. Will we see you there?

ManOfWow said...

I won't be going but I wouldn't put it past my wife .... besides we should be able to view it from here.