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Old 06-05-2012, 12:50 PM
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Default Venus transiting the sun on 5-6th June

Venus to appear in once-in-a-lifetime event

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On 5 and 6 June this year, millions of people around the world will be able to see Venus pass across the face of the Sun in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
It will take Venus about six hours to complete its transit, appearing as a small black dot on the Sun's surface, in an event that will not happen again until 2117.
Not bad , although don't look directly at it.

You can find when your area has it visible via http://www.sunaeon.com/venustransit/.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:52 PM
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i think i missed it ._. *yep, i missed it
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:35 PM
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Somewhat annoyingly, it's only visible from the UK for roughly 1-2 hours, at sunrise. (Which is at 04:40.)
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:27 PM
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:38 PM
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Actually, twice in a lifetime, the other being eight years ago The weather is looking good around here, so I'll probably be able to see it when the sun starts to set if I get on the roof.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:56 AM
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It was really tough for me to see, I had to have the welding helmet on the darkest setting to block out the sun enough for Venus to show. It was in the upper right hand corner of the sun for me.

Really humblingto see something so far away and bring back into realization how small and insignificant we are.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:07 AM
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Welp, that's a new aspiration then. Maybe I can try to be alive for the next one.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:34 AM
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I had to work during the only short time that it was visible for me.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:59 PM
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I couldn't see it live due to rotten weather, but saw it online. Very sobering to see; for some reason it reminded me of Eames' short film Powers of Ten.
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Saw it online too, since it was ~4:30am for me
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