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#1 Nathan MacKinnon

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:23 PM

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:
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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:
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Current Transit of Venus
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If anyone knows how to embed a video on CDC, post how here so I can embed the video in the OP
Enjoy!

Edited by UMADBRO?, 05 June 2012 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:30 PM

You can't even see the sun, let alone the Venus dot. (Lower mainland)
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:31 PM

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

Any astrologers out there? :P what could this mean?
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:32 PM

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

Same up in PG. Always s****y weather whenever there's an eclipse :sadno:
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:33 PM

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

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

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

Same up in PG. Always s****y weather whenever there's an eclipse :sadno:


I can kinda see it from my window in White Rock but the view is crappy
That's why there is a link to the live broadcast!

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

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:54 PM

I'll catch the next one
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:57 PM

I'll catch the next one


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

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:59 PM

The clouds have kept me from going blind
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:59 PM

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


134, sucka.
I figure by then, we'll all be living to 200+ years of age
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:25 PM

I'll catch the next one

Won't happen until 2117
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#11 Nathan MacKinnon

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:28 PM

Won't happen until 2117


He thinks he will live to 130+ years
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:32 PM

Thunderf00t will have a video up soon I'm sure.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:42 PM

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


You fail to identify the sarcasm.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:54 PM

You fail to identify the sarcasm.


.................i was being sarcastic back.............
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:56 PM

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


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:49 PM

Oh boy! A dot!
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:51 PM

Oh boy! A dot!


Oh wow! Maybe you should go learn the scientific significance of this before shouting this out!
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:53 PM

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

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


Isn't it obvious? This means that the Canucks will win the Stanley Cup next year and that will be it for the next 105 years!
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:54 PM

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

Strong username to post ratio.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

Strong username to post ratio.


Who gives a damn what your username is? Jus' sayin.... I mean, "Oh wow, this guy named himself after a metal, he must definitely know what he's talking about when it comes to Venus..."

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:59 PM

I don't think you understood the irony, my friend.

A rare, yet boring event. Did I hurt your feelings?
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:01 PM

I never said anything about "hurt feelings", you just seemed a bit douchey and I came on a bit rashly. Please forgive my rudeness.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:28 PM

Who gives a damn what your username is? Jus' sayin.... I mean, "Oh wow, this guy named himself after a metal, he must definitely know what he's talking about when it comes to Venus..."


I guess you must have a doctorate in virginity then.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:33 PM

With this crappy weather you never get to see anything cool happening in the sky!

First we miss the big Solar Eclipse and now this, just our luck being out here on the Wet Coast.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:43 PM

I guess you must have a doctorate in virginity then.


Hey, I said I was sorry. :P

I'm like Happy Gilmore, I may be quick to do something against someone, but I'm just as quick to say, "I'm sorry".
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:25 PM

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:33 PM

When it passed near the middle it looked just like Uranus.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:36 PM

When it passed near the middle it looked just like Uranus.


Uranus.....what a name.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:46 AM

A rare, yet boring event.

So boring you just HAD to come and tell us how boring it is? Thanks man, really appreciate that.

I work at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and can tell you that there were hundreds of excited people here. Hundreds. Same as there was back in '04.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:01 AM

So boring you just HAD to come and tell us how boring it is? Thanks man, really appreciate that.

I work at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and can tell you that there were hundreds of excited people here. Hundreds. Same as there was back in '04.


How is staying home every weekend night, playing D&D with your buddies, and then going to bed early and alone? As exciting as it was in 94?
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