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Fraser
2004-Jun-07, 04:40 PM
SUMMARY: We're just hours away from the first transit of Venus across the surface of the Sun since 1882. Sky watchers across Europe, Africa and Asia will be perfectly situated to watch the transit as it happens during the day. Venus' first contact begins on June 8 at 0513 UTC (1:13 am EDT) and completes approximately six hours later. You can watch the transit if you've got the right equipment (a properly set up telescope with a solar filter), but it can be extremely dangerous to watch with the unprotected eye. The Americas won't have a good view this time around, but don't worry, there's another coming in 8 years.

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gilly666
2004-Jun-07, 06:38 PM
hi i live in norfolk england i was wandering when is the best time for me to look at venus tomorro :unsure:

James Friesen
2004-Jun-08, 02:41 AM
What a coincidence, I live in Norfolk, VA, USA

I am going to get up early here to catch the sunrise, and hopefully the last hour or so of the transit. I have a pair of Coronada Binomax 10x sun binoculars with which I watch sunspots.

Not sure of the best time for you in England, but would guess between 7 and 9 am when it would probably be near the middle of the sun.

Good luck!

DippyHippy
2004-Jun-08, 03:11 AM
You know what's weird? I've been so out of it, working on my house, that when I drove into work tonight I was wondering why I couldn't see Venus in the twilight sky anymore LOL :blink:

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Jun-08, 08:55 AM
watch this one, this guy just got a photo


http://img1.tapuz.co.il/forums/33306614.jpg

this fellow used a pair of bino's and projecting the sun on a piece of paper.
then took a picture

suntrack
2004-Jun-08, 12:06 PM
the venus visit to the sun disk

infact i have seen the transit of venus through the sun dial on 12.15 noon today on 8th of june 2004, we went to the top of the house and we had install a telescope
thereupon and started observation since the telescope was not more advance we were not able to see more clearer view of the transit, in the temperature of 45 degree celcius, the view was just looking like a LEMON MOVING ON THE STEAL DISH [OF DINNER], it was so nice match to observe, venus was looking just to sun and was asking hey sun how are you? it was funtastic event, but people don't know the effects of this transit or people even don't know about the details of what impact will fall, some people were looking so serious in observing this event, by saying and talking that is there not any effect fall on the carrying womens? is there any thing to happen or impact of a high density ultra-violettle rediation on us, there was hundred of questions amongst the people, all chating if collected then the 200 pages book may prepare by their questions on the transition of venus to sun disk. the sun was looking like a very bright light of the giant motor car and some tennis ball is moving through this light towards right from left.
fine, it was fine, nice gift of nature to us, to our eyes, to we people but for scientist it was a fist, scientist can do a statement that is final, hence we must await of their statements in respect of the venus transition. venus came to us in day just was just like a SUMMER-GUEST.[IS'NT IT].

sunil deshpande
sunildeshpande111@rediffmail.com

kashi
2004-Jun-08, 01:55 PM
This topic has all the details of one of the many Melbourne gatherings.

http://www.universetoday.com/forum/index.p...?showtopic=3516 (http://www.universetoday.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3516)

Josh and I represnted the Universe Today on the top floor of a 5 story carpark in the inner suburbs of Melbourne.

SkyeLab
2004-Jun-08, 02:54 PM
Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone managed to catch a glimpse of the double transit of Venus and the ISS as described here:

http://eclipse.astronomie.info/transit/ven...nsitmaps.e.html (http://eclipse.astronomie.info/transit/venus/isstransit/isstransitmaps.e.html)

A picture would be really cool............

AmateurSpaceCase
2004-Jun-08, 02:55 PM
I'm feeling left out and I'm pouting. And green with envy after Suntrack's account of the transit. Today started cloudy and then rained. I am in central Texas and It would have been a real treat to see, so I am going to get my binoculars and go stare at the CLOUDS! hmph. :angry:

imported_iceman
2004-Jun-08, 10:14 PM
My writeup + pics, here:

http://www.clanoxygen.com/forums/showthrea...p?threadid=2318 (http://www.clanoxygen.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=2318)

Was a great event.

Tinaa
2004-Jun-08, 10:29 PM
Like AmateurSpaceCase, I too am stuck in S. Texas and didn't get to see anything, though I am not complaining about the rain. Thanks iceman, I checked out your cool images.