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Transit of Venus: what Earth looks like from Venus during rare sky show [Last for 105 Years]
Space.com via FoxNews.com ^ | June 05, 2012 | Joe Rao

Posted on 06/05/2012 6:29:30 AM PDT by Daffynition

There is no question that countless numbers of people will be watching the transit of Venus on Tuesday; a very striking celestial phenomenon that has been seen only once in the last 129 years and won't happen again until December in the year 2117.

But as we prepare to watch the planet cross the face of the sun from our Earthly vantage point, have you ever wondered what the view would be like if we were on Venus? Obviously, that answer would be "what view?" since Venus is cloaked with a perpetual overcast.

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1 posted on 06/05/2012 6:29:41 AM PDT by Daffynition
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If you have kids...they love to make a Solar Eclipse Viewer/pin hole camera.

Easy, fun, costs nothing!

http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/2443-solar-eclipse-viewer.html


2 posted on 06/05/2012 6:35:21 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Another day in the neighborhood.

Amazing stuff.


3 posted on 06/05/2012 6:35:21 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

The chances of the PS science teacher making pin hole cameras w/ the kids, is pretty remote....I hope parents/grandparents will do it today or tomorrow.


4 posted on 06/05/2012 6:38:03 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Um... since Venus is closer to the sun, this isn’t a show we would EVER see of Earth from Venus...


5 posted on 06/05/2012 6:38:19 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Daffynition
Kind of a neat site for solar system stuff.

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Solar System Scope

Lots of ads on the page but its a neat site anyway.
6 posted on 06/05/2012 6:48:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Jeff Head

Of the 7 billion people alive today, perhaps a few thousand will still be alive when the next transit happens, and virtually all of them are 5 years old or younger now.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 6:56:47 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Daffynition
You can also watch it safely via NASA's telescope. The broadcast starts at 4:45pm CDT today.
8 posted on 06/05/2012 6:57:31 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: Daffynition
Well, I have a Questar 3 1/2 telescope with a full-aperture solar filter.

But where I live, it's overcast.

9 posted on 06/05/2012 6:59:49 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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Here's a simulated view of Earth from Venus today...


10 posted on 06/05/2012 7:00:53 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Daffynition
So Earth would be very bright in Venus's sky (if you got above the thick atmosphere) and our moon would be visible too. But that would be true during any opposition (5 times every 8 Earth years). That has nothing to do with the transit other than the transit has to occur at that inferior conjunction/opposition time.

The article said that Earth would be brighter than Venus is to us, but I don't know whether to believe that considering that Earth is about 40% further so only gets about half the sunlight Venus gets and Venus is more than twice as reflective as Earth.

11 posted on 06/05/2012 7:07:29 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Daffynition

Got my sunglasses. All set. :)


12 posted on 06/05/2012 7:18:55 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Daffynition

What time is this happening and how long will it last?


13 posted on 06/05/2012 7:20:08 AM PDT by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: Ignatz

So, when is the best time to observe the transit?

In North America the best time will be in the hours before sunset on Tuesday afternoon.


14 posted on 06/05/2012 7:32:10 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Ignatz

15 posted on 06/05/2012 7:52:49 AM PDT by Prospero
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To: pgyanke

That is a picturre of the Venus transit...not earth.

The article does not make it as clear as posted here, but they are talking about a different picture showing the Earth from Venus, with (obviosly) no sun behind the earth.

Though, the Earth could certainly pass behind the sun from Venus as the sun came in between.

Anyhow, the picture here is not meant to represent the Earth transitting the sun from Veus.

Hope that helps.


16 posted on 06/05/2012 8:28:51 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: pgyanke
This is more what they are talking about...they link to a site supposedly showing the pic, but I could not find it, so I found another of what the Earth-Moon system would look like as seen from Venus:


17 posted on 06/05/2012 8:40:02 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Daffynition

No folks, these will NOT work to protect your precious maculae during this astronomical event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4yeiyzy1eI


18 posted on 06/05/2012 8:46:27 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Jeff Head

Danke.


19 posted on 06/05/2012 8:59:17 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: pgyanke

Bitte shoen, Nichts zu Danken.


20 posted on 06/05/2012 9:55:57 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: EyeGuy
Good advice.:)


21 posted on 06/05/2012 11:00:23 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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For Connecticut FReepers:

UCONN Physics Dept, Storrs is giving a lecture at 7:30 tonight with simulcasts of the event

Yale, New Haven is doing something

Wesleyan, Middletown also

I’m so disappointed it is very overcast today, with not much hope of it clearing. :(


22 posted on 06/05/2012 11:05:37 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

not unless we cryogenically freeze ourselves into the future


23 posted on 06/05/2012 11:14:25 AM PDT by Dominic01 (Political correctness has become a psychosis)
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Cool.

Slooh Transit of Venus Update

24 posted on 06/05/2012 1:38:38 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
I saw the Venus transit. There was heavy cloud coverage but an opening appeared and I got about 15 minutes of clear viewing with solar binoculars.

Beautiful

25 posted on 06/05/2012 5:23:51 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: NativeSon

We went to the event at UCONN, unfortunately the overcast skies didn’t cooperate for a telescope viewing, but the [hysics department simulcast the NASA feed from Hawaii. It was well-attended and a wonderful, historic experience for sky-gazers. :)


26 posted on 06/06/2012 4:08:04 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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