Archive | June, 2012

Transit of Venus

5 Jun

Don’t forget to watch the transit of Venus today, when Venus will pass in front of the sun. It will be visible around sunset here in the US.

Don’t forget to use proper safety precautions. Sunglasses are not enough. If you have welding glasses, those work great. If you don’t have welding glasses or special eclipse viewing glasses, you can use a pinhole projection, but it will need to be magnified to see anything. You can use a telescope to project an image onto a piece of paper (big end towards the sun), and view it that way.