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Image date/time: 2012-06-06 00:07:21



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 NASA SDO - Transit of Venus, Ingress, 193 Angstrom

 NASA SDO - Transit of Venus, Ingress, 211 Angstrom


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Venus Transit: Live from Keck Observatory

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           TT and Type                      Sun         Min      Sun      Ven
of Greatest Transit Duration RA Dec Sep Rad Rad
hh:mm h ° " " "
AD 2004 Jun 08 08:21 C 06:18 5.19 0.00 626.9 945.5 28.9
AD 2012 Jun 06 01:31 C 06:44 5.05 -0.00 554.4 945.5 28.9

Venus is at inferior conjunction on the 6th June.

Distance to earth: 0.289 AU

Venus rise in the constellation Taurus at 3:17.7 UT, 6th June. (For Scotland)



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June 5, 2012 Set up for viewing the transit of Venus in front of the sun


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This shows how I will use the safety glass to protect both my eyes and camera lens from the sun. I will be looking at the sun through the protected view finder.



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Transit of Venus June 5, 2012

This clip recorded from Euclid, Ohio at the end of 219th street overlooking the lake. The transit has been underway for about 2 1/2 hours. Recorded using iOptron Solar 60 telescope with iOptron iE3000 digital eyepiece.



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Watching the transit of Venus...from Saturn

Earth may have a front-row seat for this week's Venus transit, but it's the last such show for more than a century. Way back in the outer solar system, however, Venus transits are more frequent, and this year astronomers will try to glimpse the spectacle from Saturn using the Cassini spacecraft.
On 21 December, Saturn, Venus and the sun will be lined up and the Cassini spacecraft will attempt to catch the event.

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For the 2012 Transit of Venus these events occur at the following times (all times given in Universal Time):

  • First Contact: 22:09:38
  • Second Contact: 22:27:34
  • Greatest Transit: 01:29:36
  • Third Contact: 04:31:39
  • Fourth Contact: 04:49:35

www.planethunters.org/transit#webcast



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T minus 1 hour


Venus Is Almost There - Final Sun Approach Captured 

The Venus Transit is a few hours away, and the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory is hard at work capturing the moments leading up to the event. This time-lapse view shows the Morning Star's approach.

NASA SOHO - Here comes Venus

 

While SOHO will not be seeing Venus transiting the Sun, it gives us a very nice view of Venus approaching ingress at approx. 6:04 PM EST on June 5. 

Credit: NASA/ESA SOHO



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