Something rare is going to happen, on Jun 6 when the planet Venus will pass in front of the Sun.
So be ready for the phenomenon if you can see, the passage will be between 0h10 and 6h50 (French time). The last time this happenned it was in June 2004 and before that in 1761,1769,1874 and 1882.
We may wait another century to see this sight. So where are the astronomers here?
I will be viewing from Greenland … if we can see it too
I am no astronomer but it will be morning time here in the Philippines where I am so I shall look out for it.
See Sirgaw's thread of last week, VT Forum temporarily unavailable
Thanks Gerard - and it was the transit of Venus in 1779 that James Cook was sent to observe and he then opened up secret orders to search for Terra Australis Incognito and beat the French in locating the East Coast of Oz. If Cook had not got here first I'd be typing in French - LOL
Possibly or maybe not as the British and the French would have had a war about it as they usually did.
I shall certainly try to see it
Not sure the Sun will be far enough up by 06:50 though :-(
You may have to look at it through a pinhole in a piece of paper and focus that image on another piece of paper.... or borrow your mate's welding mask.
hmmm..just curious..Can it be seen from Malaysia? Interesting!!! :-))))
Ang yes it can be see from BM. Go to transitofvenus.nl/wp/where-w... and then put in your home address and you'll see that the start of the transit will be in your darkness, the middle and end will be visible. All finished at 12.49pm - about the same time you'll be enjoying your satay lunch - yummy.
I might come along and try out the food when the Hungry Ghost Festival is on - sounds better than satays.
Thanks David, I will look out for it on 6th June. Will see me eating my lunch with welding mask on my face looking at the sun..hehehe...
I know looking directly at the sun is not a brilliant idea. Does anyone know if a very bog-standard compact camera will yield any sort of decent results or will it flare out with the strength of the sun?
Perhaps I should post this on the tech forum.
yes know the story , oh well one never know if best in English or French... there are so many near misses like that. Even Cuba was BRitish for almost two years in 1763! then came back to Spain in exchange for Florida lol!!! and the rest is history.
Did not see the other thread ,sorry, you know threads go quickly here.
I am sure will see dont want to missed it for a century. And it would be nice if we get a viewing opinion from all over the VT World.
I would think you'd need to spend heaps on a camera to get any sort of results you can see. There are a number of web sites and maybe one of them will have images on screen - and that might be the best way to view the eclipse.
LOL Ang - can imaging getting poked in the face with the satay sticks while watching the eclipse with welders goggles on.
Fergy, I just read this
David, i might accidentally stuff the satay thru my nose.. ouch!! Hehehe
LOL Ang - I happened to see an advertisement in a window of an glasses shop in a suburb in Melbourne where there are many Chinese - it showed a Chinese lady accidently spearing herself with a chopstick and the line under read - "Time to get new glasses."
David, I need new glasses, actually..hehehe.. luckily I dont poke myself with chopsticks cos I don't use chopstick to eat rice, not good at it.. :-)))
This gives you a great map with best times and coinciding places to see this occurrence.
I am a bit sad it seems like I will miss out on it in Aasiaat, Greenland.
or will it pass right a cross the sun seen from Greenland?
I think you will see all of it. Anything North of 60 degrees N. will see the entire transit
Thanks ;-) anyhow I will be looking ...do not think I get that old I get a other chance.
I've prepared my meeting with Venus crossing the Sun for two month. Now I am watching the forecast every day and it become more and more worse. The sky is going to be fully overcast.I hardy image to wait 117 years;even though I were so patient I expect my sight would be impaired.
Here is link where the even will be reported live
I am definitely interested (I'll convert the times to GMT!) - and will look-out for it.
I am an Eclipse-watcher too! I hope to see the one in the USA on 21st August, 2017!
By the way:
DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY - use a method which projects the image onto a white card or paper, or else use approved viewing goggles.
DO NOT USE A TELESCOPE OR BINOCULARS to look at the sun - You will be blinded!
oh - also - point a digital camera at the sun and can screw-up your receptors and rear screen displays etc!
yes good advice tango;;;
can a picture be taken thus? and can we have a site here to post and exchange images?
just a thought
Have look here to see if it really is worth risking damage to your camera!
dont see anything on the site, never had a camera damage from eclipses so how can that affect Venus passing?