Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Guess I won't be seeing this again in my life...the transit of Venus

I'm really glad we had an eclipse two weeks ago. Otherwise I would not have had a sun filter in my camera bag today. Venus is passing in front of the sun for only the second time this century (the last was in 2004, and the next will not be until 2117. You have until sundown to try and check it out, but don't look directly at the sun or expose your camera to the direct rays. There are ways to project the image on paper, too.

Who knows? Maybe I will make it to 172 years, but if I do, I probably won't care about the next one...

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

It was a unique once in a lifetime viewing. Glad I invested in a solar filter.