Venus to pass across the face of the sun; won’t happen again until 2117
The Canadian PressBy Alicia Chang, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – Fri, 1 Jun, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – It’s a spectacle that won’t repeat for another century — the sight of Venus slowly inching across the face of the sun.
So unless scientists discover the fountain of youth, none of us alive today will likely ever witness this celestial phenomenon again, dubbed a “transit of Venus.”
It’s so unique that museums and schools around the globe are hosting Venus viewing festivities — all for a chance to see our star sport a fleeting beauty mark. Even astronauts aboard the International Space Station plan to observe the event.
The drama unfolds Tuesday afternoon from the Western Hemisphere (Wednesday morning from the Eastern Hemisphere.)
Venus will appear as a small black dot gliding across the disk of the sun. As in a solar eclipse, do not stare directly at the sun; wear special protective glasses.
The entire transit, lasting 6 hours and 40 minutes, will be visible from the western Pacific, eastern Asia and eastern Australia.
…this transit of Venus 2012, will not be seen in the UK, which is quite interesting and meaningful as to English background and history…! Power and English dominance hence does not go with astronomic events…! A 60 year diamond jubilee of the Queen, and me and pure logic just might…!
…the pair transit of 2004 was fully visible in the UK…! My Book was started around 2005 and published in 2008…! Nice …!
…the previous transits of venus were: 8june2004, 6december1882, and 9december1874…!
… the next transit is as mentioned in 2117…!
… as to Christians and the Bible, no such a thing is known, much less a Solar eclipse…! Telescopes were invented in 1608…! But the transit was visible and known to be observed with mere eyesight before the telescope…!
… the Assyrians mentioned eclipses way before Jesus era: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyrian_eclipse …!
… Attempts have been made to establish the exact date of Good Friday by assuming the darkness described at Jesus’s crucifixion was a solar eclipse…! Sun worshipers and hidden cults and those that worship Jesus on “Sun-day”, did not have much astronomy knowledge as to their writings, and apparently were not very scientific…! Rather the Bible writ is not from mostly very intelligent or studious people, which seems were very out of society poor people…! The lack of much science in the Bible is proof of this…! Trickery, false magic, drugs, and superstition was stronger than science and governments …!
….i must admit that Science and Academia is plagued with a numerous quantity of PhD’s and students that are very dumb…! Which is what a non-intelligent source Evolution is…! And their lack of logic capacity to define a non-regression loop in logic of origins…!
…Mercury transits are more often…!