Happy Transit of Venus Day!

It’s here! It’s finally here! As I posted last week, today is the day that Venus will cross the face of the sun. This won’t happen again until 2117, so this is a pretty important day to amateur and professional astronomers around the world. And the best part is, it will be visible in most parts of the world, including parts of Antarctica. If you haven’t been able to find a pair of solar glasses (a necessity in order to view this) or if you’ve been clouded out, don’t worry: there are many sites available on the internet that will be providing live feeds.

iTelescope will be providing it from Australia: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/itelescope (remember to account for the difference in time)

NASA provides several excellent webcasts: http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2012/transit/webcast.php

And this is what it will look like:

 

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