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Windows 7: A couple of Astronomical treats for the first week of June, 2012

29 May 2012   #1

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A couple of Astronomical treats for the first week of June, 2012

~~~ First ~~~

On Monday June 4th a Partial Eclipse of the Strawberry Moon:
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On June 4th, 2012, there's going to be a full Moon. According to Native American folklore it’s the Strawberry Moon, so-called because the short season for harvesting strawberries comes during the month of June. This Strawberry’s going to have a bite taken out of it.

Source: Partial Eclipse of the Strawberry Moon - NASA Science
For a better look at the coverage map, times: NASA - Eclipses During 2012, click on map to enlarge.



~~~ Next ~~~


On Tuesday June 5th, The 2012 Transit of Venus
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On June 5th, 2012, Venus will pass across the face of the sun, producing a silhouette that no one alive today will likely see again. Transits of Venus are very rare, coming in pairs separated by more than a hundred years. This June's transit, the bookend of a 2004-2012 pair, won't be repeated until the year 2117. Fortunately, the event is widely visible. Observers on seven continents, even a sliver of Antarctica, will be in position to see it.

Source: The 2012 Transit of Venus - NASA Science
warning   Warning
Do not stare at the sun. Venus covers too little of the solar disk to block the blinding glare. Instead, use some type of projection technique or a solar filter. A #14 welder's glass is a good choice.

Source: The 2012 Transit of Venus - NASA Science
On the first transit in 2004 I used both observing techniques with good success.

Coverage map, times, history: NASA - 2012 Transit of Venus
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29 May 2012   #2

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Good info, thanks . i remember the eclipse of 1999

Solar eclipse of August 11, 1999 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

what an experience that was , the birds stopped singing for the duration ,felt really weird
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29 May 2012   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Good info, thanks . i remember the eclipse of 1999

Solar eclipse of August 11, 1999 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

what an experience that was , the birds stopped singing for the duration ,felt really weird

I drove down to Cornwall for that
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29 May 2012   #4

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ah! thats why the birds stopped singing,
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29 May 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Good info, thanks . i remember the eclipse of 1999

Solar eclipse of August 11, 1999 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

what an experience that was , the birds stopped singing for the duration ,felt really weird
Your welcome!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
ah! thats why the birds stopped singing,
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29 May 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
ah! thats why the birds stopped singing,


A Guy
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02 Jun 2012   #7

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Some more news on the Transit: ISS Transit of Venus - NASA Science

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04 Jun 2012   #8

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Even more news on the Transit: The Mysterious Arc of Venus - NASA Science
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