PostHeaderIcon Transit of Venus – Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Transit of Venus—Tuesday, June 5, 2012

There is a transit of Venus in early June. Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun, and appear as a small dot slowly crawling across the face of the Sun.

Images from http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/where-when/local-transit-times/

Viewing Safety

Never look directly at the Sun. Safe viewing is paramount. Always use appropriate safety equipment to view the Sun. This can be:

Do not use stacked sunglasses, smoked glass, or rely on cloudcover to protect you.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Visibility from Seattle

Start:               3:06pm

Max:    6:27pm

SUNSET:          9:03pm

You can’t see the rest

Transits of Venus have a strange pattern of frequency: 121 ½  years, 8 years, 105 ½ years , 8 years, 121 ½  years, 8 years, 105 ½ years , 8 years, ….) 

 

 When was the last/next one visible from Seattle?Other transits of Venus:1874

1882

2004

*2012*

2117

Some Diagrams

Links

Where can I watch it from Seattle?

Pacific Science Center Courtyard – http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Education/Programs/join-us-for-two-major-celestial-events

Solstice Park in West Seattle – http://www.alicesastroinfo.com/2009/06/solstice-park-west-seattle/

 

What time should I look from ­­­­another city?

http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/where-when/local-transit-times/

When is sunset for another city?

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/aa_pap.pl

 

Oh no! It’s cloudy!

 

Give me more data!

http://www.transitofvenus.org/

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/venus0412.html

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

3 Responses to “Transit of Venus – Tuesday, June 5, 2012”

  • George Keyes says:

    Will I be able to see the transit of Venus from Tucson Arizona on June the 5th
    Thanks

  • Adrienne says:

    hi George – I found your post while Googling for press on our Tucson Transit of Venus Celebration events. The astro-powerhouses in Tucson have teamed up to offer many free events in Tucson on June 5th — Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, UA Flandrau Science Center, Tumamoc Hill, Biosphere 2. Please see all the info on UA News: http://uanews.org/node/47462 Hope to see at one of the locations! Every one will have special telescopes and solar viewers.

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