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Venus transits across the sun and earth

The coolest thing

Now this is freaking cool. Not a hundred Lady Gaga nor a million Madonna can top this. Makes one want to live another 100 years more just to see this happen again. (2117 and December 2125 to be exact)


here’s an article i got from:

The astronomical phenomenon is the last transit of Venus this century and will last for several hours. The next transits of Venus will occur in December 2117 and December 2125.

A transit of Venus across the sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, becoming visible against the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the sun. A transit is similar to a solar eclipse by the moon. While the diameter of Venus is almost 3 1/2 times that of the moon, Venus appears smaller and travels more slowly across the face of the sun than the moon, because it is much farther from Earth.

“The transit will start at 6:11 a.m. and last six hours and 37 minutes, until 12:48 p.m. Shenzhen residents could be very likely to see the phenomenon,” sky-watchers at Shenzhen Meteorological Observatory said yesterday. 


Clouds partially obscure the sun during the transit of Venus June 5, 2012 as seen from Riverside Park on the west side of Manhattan in New York.

Sad to say, I, Anne, missed it. What a shame. But this kind of phenomena is something that piqued my wonder. How bizarre for me that this 2012 is both the year of the dragon and my planet Venus appeared that prominently.

Anyway, signal or not. an omen or not. this is just amazing and beautiful.