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Transit of Venus

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Right now, look outside the window and you should be able to see a dot on the Sun!

That dot is the planet Venus!

It is currently the Transit of Venus!

The event is very rare and extremely cool for a physics nerd like me.

A little background:

The Transit of Venus is a very rare astronomical event that occurs in pairs of eight years, about every hundred years (2004, 2012, 2117, 2125)

It only lasts about 6 hours every time. This year's started at 3 PM and should end at 9 PM

A map to show you where it is currently visible:

650px-Visibility_of_2012_Transit_of_Venus.jpg.png

If you live in those areas, get out there and watch it now! If you missed it, or if you live somewhere where it is invisible, here is a live broadcast!

http://www.ustream.tv/embed/8720472

2004's Transit of Venus:

800px-20040608_Venus_Transit.JPG

Current Transit of Venus

venus-transit-20041.jpg?w=600&h=400&crop=1

If anyone knows how to embed a video on CDC, post how here so I can embed the video in the OP

Enjoy!

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You can't even see the sun, let alone the Venus dot. (Lower mainland)

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damn, i'm gonna go try anyway. : D

Any astrologers out there? :P what could this mean?

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You can't even see the sun, let alone the Venus dot. (Lower mainland)

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You can't even see the sun, let alone the Venus dot. (Lower mainland)

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I'll catch the next one

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I'll catch the next one

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The clouds have kept me from going blind

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Yup, because you'll live when you're 140+ years old.

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Won't happen until 2117

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Thunderf00t will have a video up soon I'm sure.

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Yup, because you'll live when you're 140+ years old.

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You fail to identify the sarcasm.

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.................i was being sarcastic back.............

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Oh boy! A dot!

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damn, i'm gonna go try anyway. : D

Any astrologers out there? :P what could this mean?

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Oh wow! Maybe you should go learn the scientific significance of this before shouting this out!

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Strong username to post ratio.

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