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2012 Venus Transit

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Re: 2012 Venus Transit

Postby AQT » Thu May 31, 2012 2:05 am

I'll be on the lookout for this rare, once-in-a-lifetime event for sure, not directly, of course. :wink: 8)

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Transit of Venus

Postby [TFA]Padawan_Fighter » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:54 am

Very soon, Venus will transit in front of the sun for the last time in our lifetime (Or this century, if medical advances increase). It will be visible over the Western Hemisphere at 4:09 PM Central Time (US) June 5, and near the Eastern Hemisphere, 4:49 AM GMT on June 6.

You can view the stream here: http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/

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Re: 2012 Venus Transit

Postby lucasfart » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:34 am

Huh. It's been raining and cloudy over here, so I really hope it clears up before the transit. :(

Hopefully it's more impressive than it sounds/looks, because while it may be unique/once in a lifetime, is it really gonna be that great?

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Re: 2012 Venus Transit

Postby AQT » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:07 pm

Sure, it is great! It's your opportunity to see first hand for yourself at how miniscule human beings are in this vast cosmos by simply viewing our neighboring planet. :D

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Re: 2012 Venus Transit

Postby lucasfart » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:02 am

Hmm, that's true...Too bad it was raining and cloudy all day. :(

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Re: 2012 Venus Transit

Postby [TFA]Padawan_Fighter » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:01 am

Have no fear! I've taken a lot of pictures of the transit for you guys to enjoy :D

http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss13 ... f%20Venus/

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Re: 2012 Venus Transit

Postby THEWULFMAN » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:14 am

Nice Padawan_Fighter! :)




Speaking of which. I love NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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Re: 2012 Venus Transit

Postby [TFA]Padawan_Fighter » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:13 am

Why is that?

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Re: 2012 Venus Transit

Postby THEWULFMAN » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:16 pm

THEWULFMAN wrote:Speaking of which. I love NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.


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