Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:33 pm

http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16241465

last chance to see this until 2117

I saw the transit in 2004 and it is well worth a look if you have so strong filters. Luckily I had some left over from the 97 eclipse.
It really puts into perspective how big the sun is not much smaller than erath and it is only a small speck crossing the disk of the sun.

It starts at just after 11am today and goes on for about 6½hours, so if you have a glimpse of the sun you really should get out an have a look.
If you have a video camera, dial down the sensitivity to minimum and use that, other wise make sure you use a very strong sun filter or you may burn out your retina's.

I will pop up on the roof and take some video if I can and post it later.

I'll move this thread to natural history later

_______________________________________________________________________
Socialists never tire of spending other peoples money

To the twittersphere
if you wish to comment on this or any other thread then sign up and have your say in more than 140 characters. All political persuasions welcome

The Artist Formally Known As D555 - - Follow on twitter: @in_a_flap              
avatar
Flap Zappa
...........
...........

Posts : 37254
Location : village of the sun

http://inaflap.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:16 pm

OK it has started now so I am off to the roof to have a look

_______________________________________________________________________
Socialists never tire of spending other peoples money

To the twittersphere
if you wish to comment on this or any other thread then sign up and have your say in more than 140 characters. All political persuasions welcome

The Artist Formally Known As D555 - - Follow on twitter: @in_a_flap              
avatar
Flap Zappa
...........
...........

Posts : 37254
Location : village of the sun

http://inaflap.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:37 pm

no its too high in the sky to get anything lined up at the moment.
I will wait for late afternoon when the sun is lower and I can actually sit behind the tripod

_______________________________________________________________________
Socialists never tire of spending other peoples money

To the twittersphere
if you wish to comment on this or any other thread then sign up and have your say in more than 140 characters. All political persuasions welcome

The Artist Formally Known As D555 - - Follow on twitter: @in_a_flap              
avatar
Flap Zappa
...........
...........

Posts : 37254
Location : village of the sun

http://inaflap.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:02 pm

well I should have rad that more carefully, it starts at 11.09PM so you will have to be up early to see it.
I am not sure if I can drag myself out of bed at before 7:40 in the morning but I will try.


I did get a few shots of the sun today though


_______________________________________________________________________
Socialists never tire of spending other peoples money

To the twittersphere
if you wish to comment on this or any other thread then sign up and have your say in more than 140 characters. All political persuasions welcome

The Artist Formally Known As D555 - - Follow on twitter: @in_a_flap              
avatar
Flap Zappa
...........
...........

Posts : 37254
Location : village of the sun

http://inaflap.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Tess on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:30 pm

Horizon's showing it live tonight evidently, at 9pm on BBC2.
avatar
Tess
.........
.........

Posts : 8653
Location : The end of the rainbow

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Lord Edmund Moletrousers on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:49 pm

Beginning of the "End of Days" innit? Come December 21st and pouff!!!!!!!!! We're all snuffed out without so much as a "goodbye."
avatar
Lord Edmund Moletrousers
........
........

Posts : 7239

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:22 pm

@Tess wrote:Horizon's showing it live tonight evidently, at 9pm on BBC2.

Live, it don't start until 11:09pm lol!

I should just be able to catch the tail end if I get up early. I have until around 7:30am to catch it. IF I can see it from the balcony I might get it, I am not sure if I can drag myself down to the beach

here's one I took in 2004




venus is the black dot at about 4o'clock

_______________________________________________________________________
Socialists never tire of spending other peoples money

To the twittersphere
if you wish to comment on this or any other thread then sign up and have your say in more than 140 characters. All political persuasions welcome

The Artist Formally Known As D555 - - Follow on twitter: @in_a_flap              
avatar
Flap Zappa
...........
...........

Posts : 37254
Location : village of the sun

http://inaflap.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:26 pm

venus is only slightly smaller than the earth.
the sun is really big

_______________________________________________________________________
Socialists never tire of spending other peoples money

To the twittersphere
if you wish to comment on this or any other thread then sign up and have your say in more than 140 characters. All political persuasions welcome

The Artist Formally Known As D555 - - Follow on twitter: @in_a_flap              
avatar
Flap Zappa
...........
...........

Posts : 37254
Location : village of the sun

http://inaflap.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Flap Zappa on Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:12 am

here's some video of the 2004 transit



No living humans had ever seen this before from the planet


Last edited by Flap Meister on Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:10 pm; edited 1 time in total

_______________________________________________________________________
Socialists never tire of spending other peoples money

To the twittersphere
if you wish to comment on this or any other thread then sign up and have your say in more than 140 characters. All political persuasions welcome

The Artist Formally Known As D555 - - Follow on twitter: @in_a_flap              
avatar
Flap Zappa
...........
...........

Posts : 37254
Location : village of the sun

http://inaflap.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Flap Zappa on Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:03 pm


_______________________________________________________________________
Socialists never tire of spending other peoples money

To the twittersphere
if you wish to comment on this or any other thread then sign up and have your say in more than 140 characters. All political persuasions welcome

The Artist Formally Known As D555 - - Follow on twitter: @in_a_flap              
avatar
Flap Zappa
...........
...........

Posts : 37254
Location : village of the sun

http://inaflap.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Flap Zappa on Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:27 pm

I got up early as well but there were clouds on the horizon and by the time the sun appeared it was over





but at least I saw a nice sunrise

_______________________________________________________________________
Socialists never tire of spending other peoples money

To the twittersphere
if you wish to comment on this or any other thread then sign up and have your say in more than 140 characters. All political persuasions welcome

The Artist Formally Known As D555 - - Follow on twitter: @in_a_flap              
avatar
Flap Zappa
...........
...........

Posts : 37254
Location : village of the sun

http://inaflap.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  IlonaSong on Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:34 pm

Ah well, I'll catch it next time. :cyclops:
avatar
IlonaSong
....
....

Posts : 570
Location : Nanning, China

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Flap Zappa on Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:38 pm

@IlonaSong wrote:Ah well, I'll catch it next time. :cyclops:

well your young un's kids may see it.

_______________________________________________________________________
Socialists never tire of spending other peoples money

To the twittersphere
if you wish to comment on this or any other thread then sign up and have your say in more than 140 characters. All political persuasions welcome

The Artist Formally Known As D555 - - Follow on twitter: @in_a_flap              
avatar
Flap Zappa
...........
...........

Posts : 37254
Location : village of the sun

http://inaflap.forumotion.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  IlonaSong on Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:51 pm

Flap Meister wrote:

well your young un's kids may see it.

My young un's kids may be on another planet! However, they have already found immortal cells (only trouble is they are cancer cells) so serious longevity is not beyond possibility.
avatar
IlonaSong
....
....

Posts : 570
Location : Nanning, China

Back to top Go down

Re: Venus Crosses Sun For Last Time Till 2117

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum