|The 2004 Venus transit as seen by the |
Solar and Helospheric Observatory (SOHO).
Most importantly please remember to observe the transit safely: with eclipse shades or watching it on the internet (see links at end of post). Do not use binoculars or sunglasses, you can still damage your eyes.
I have attached some more information about the Transit of Venus including some links that may be helpful. Your local observatory, planetarium, astronomy club may be also holing viewings tonight.
Let me know if you are planning on watching it or what your thoughts are after you experienced the transit of the Venus.
Article taken from NASA's website
For over 100 years the main quest of astronomers was to pin down the distance between Earth and Sun (the Astronomical Unit), which would give them a key to the size of the solar system. Careful studies of the transit of Venus became the gold mine they would harvest to reveal this measure.
- Live Webcast from Mauna Kea, Hawaii On June 5, 2012, we will air a live 'remote' webcast from a mountainside Visitors Station site near the observatories in Hilo, Hawaii. This location will give a wonderful view of the entire transit with little chance of cloud cover to a worldwide audience. More Webcast Information
- Safe Viewing Techniques You can experience the transit of Venus safely, but it is vital that you protect your eyes at all times with the proper solar filters. Learn More About Safe Solar Viewing
- Transit of Venus Videos Let Sun-Earth Day help you prepare for the Transit of Venus through a new series of videos hosted on our YouTube Channel. Watch Transit of Venus Videos Visit Sun-Earth Day on YouTube
taken from http://news.discovery.com/space/zooms/venus-transit-2012-120530.html
The 2004 Venus transit as seen by the Solar and Helospheric Observatory (SOHO).