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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Venus Transit today

 

False-color image of the Sun. Solar Prominences visible along the edges of the horizons.


The big giant ball of nuclear fusion is presenting a special show today. Starting about 4:10 pm MDT (3:10 pm PDT) the planet Venus will slowly traverse (or TRANSIT) the face of the sun. If you still have your solar filters from seeing the recent eclipse, you should be able to see the tiny dot of a planet. Unfortunately, I suspect cloudy skies this afternoon in Utah, but if necessary, I can see it on the Internet.
Astronomy Photo of the day will have live updated images you can check on. Just go to 

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

to see large images of the event. Also, you can watch the event live on NASATV:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html


Happy Viewing!
Mark 

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