Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Transit of Venus

View of transit courtesy of NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory
Although not a birding post today I figured I would make a short post on an unusual astronomical event that is occurring today.  The transit of Venus across the face of the sun.  I managed to get a shaky view of it by using the projection method through my binoculars.  This event will not be repeated again until December of 2117.  This means that everyone reading this (as well as every other person alive today) will never live to see it again....now if that doesn't make you think I guess nothing will!  It is certainly worth the time to take a quick look.

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