Getting a little closer...
And the last pic before the sun set... just nearly missed the last "teardrop" phase
Well folks, thats it. Most of us will see dozens of solar and lunar eclipses i our lives, but for a venus transit, the average is one, and this has been our one transit to witness. Whens the next one? Well, thats going to happen in 2117. By then it's most likely that most of us will be dead unless some live off of the medicine of science. Maybe if a space probe goes to another star and takes photos of a planet transiting then we can see that, but not with our own sun again in our own lives. As far as I know, mercury is a lot smaller and it's transits are often hard to view because it's so close to the sun and so bright.
Great photos Lance, but this is the second one for most people. There was another one in 2004
Great shots. Thanks for posting.
I wanted to get out the telescope and project the image onto paper.... hard to do with cloud cover all day....
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great pics Lance!
Probably none of us reading this will live to see the next one, but I read something interesting lately..
An article about how humans are living longer all the time, said that "The first person to live to 150 years old has probably already been born!"
2117 is only 105 years away...its very likely that a few children who watched the transit today, will actually live to see the next one!
Wondeful pics! I don't have the equipment or patience to try this, nor did we have the clear skies here. Who knows, maybe more of us will live to see the next one than we think, or science may be wrong again on predictions? Be optimistic!
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