Do you plan on watching Venus pass in front of the sun today?

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Do you plan on watching Venus pass in front of the sun today?

Terri69 Terri69
Do you plan on watching Venus pass in front of the sun today? It won't happen again for 105 years!
06/05/2012
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Khanner Khanner
Oh, that's neat, I didn't know about it. But I don't have anything to safely look through. Maybe if I can rig up a pinhole camera.
06/05/2012
ghent529 ghent529
What time I didn't know anythign about it
06/05/2012
ghalik ghalik
Yep! NASA has live webcasts. I won't attempt to watch it outside.
06/05/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Thanks for the thread, I had no idea about this. Might have to rig something up to watch it.
06/05/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I didn't know anything about it, thank you for mentioning it.
06/05/2012
ghalik ghalik
It's difficult to see without magnification because Venus is so small. I reccommend watching here: link
06/05/2012
Rossie Rossie
We hope so. It all depends on whether the sky will be clear by then or not, we've been having some crazy weather here the past few days; if lucky, my husband might be able to capture it in his pictures.
06/05/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by ghalik
It's difficult to see without magnification because Venus is so small. I reccommend watching here: link
I'm going to check out this link, thank you!
06/05/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Have to watch it online - there's no way we can see anything through this cloud-cover.
06/05/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Nope, not too interested
06/05/2012
Nora29714 Nora29714
i'd like to
06/05/2012
Talena Talena
When? where?
06/05/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by Talena
When? where?
June 5, 2012, 5:45pm.

It's been overcast here since noon so I'm hoping I can watch it online.
06/05/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Rigged up a spotting scope with a welding shade and held my camera to the eye piece. Works pretty good.



I'll post more as I get them.
06/05/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Rigged up a spotting scope with a welding shade and held my camera to the eye piece. Works pretty good.



I'll post more as I get them.
Brilliant, Tim!
06/05/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
06/05/2012
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Very cool! We still have a ton of cumulus clouds blocking the sun, hope we'll be able to get a shot before sunset.
06/05/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Rossie
Very cool! We still have a ton of cumulus clouds blocking the sun, hope we'll be able to get a shot before sunset.
Hope you do too! This has been a great, unique experience for us, kids are loving it.

Here is my last pic before the trees and clouds covered it up.

06/05/2012
ghalik ghalik
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Hope you do too! This has been a great, unique experience for us, kids are loving it.

Here is my last pic before the trees and clouds covered it up.

Cool photos, thanks Tim! I considered using a welding mask but I read that it's not safe because it's not dark enough? I don't know... webcast is fine for me.
06/05/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by ghalik
Cool photos, thanks Tim! I considered using a welding mask but I read that it's not safe because it's not dark enough? I don't know... webcast is fine for me.
Depends on the shade, I used a #14 glass. It was still pretty bright so I limited our viewing. I'm also watching the web cast here. Kind of cool to see where it is here compared to Hawaii.
06/05/2012
Nacht Stern Nacht Stern
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Hope you do too! This has been a great, unique experience for us, kids are loving it.

Here is my last pic before the trees and clouds covered it up.

Thank you for posting this Tim!
Unfortunately I missed seeing it with my own two eyes.
06/05/2012
ghalik ghalik
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Depends on the shade, I used a #14 glass. It was still pretty bright so I limited our viewing. I'm also watching the web cast here. Kind of cool to see where it is here compared to Hawaii.
Yeah, I read that the safest minimum was 15 but I have 5, so I'm not going to risk it.

I'm watching the Hawaii too. It's supposedly a prime location for this. Good this they already have good equipment there! lol
06/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Hope you do too! This has been a great, unique experience for us, kids are loving it.

Here is my last pic before the trees and clouds covered it up.

SO freaking cool! I used to have a telescope filter, but it's lost. I was going to make a pin hole projector (I've made them for solar eclipses) and then I got a killer migraine this afternoon and all our plans went on hold.

Thank you so much for posting this. I really wanted to see it.

For anyone in the west who wants to look, don't look at the sun unless you have a Number 14 welder's glass or darker or a sun filter for your telescope rated for actual sun viewing. DAMN, I used to have one of these. I wish I had found out about it in time to order an other filter for our telescope.
06/05/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Tim, awesome pics! Thank you for sharing with us!
06/06/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I followed it a little on the web - its cool, but I don't see any real significance in it.
06/06/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
Didn't know about it until now, but the pics look cool.
06/06/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Nope no interest
06/06/2012
GONE! GONE!
I watched a webcast.
06/06/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I didn't know about that. I love that kind of stuff, thanks for sharing your pictures!
06/06/2012
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