Tuesday, June 5, 2012

In transit

Astronomical events differ in length and experience depending on your viewing location.  So, it comes as no surprise that there are eclipse chasers who find the natural phenomena a spectacular reason to travel the globe. No doubt plenty of heads will be star gazing tonight.

The transit of Venus begins at 3:06 p.m Pacific Daylight Time. Venus will pass directly between the earth and the sun; a rare alignment once used to measure our solar system. The next transit of Venus will occur in 105 years, in 2117.

No comments: