Previous Entry | Next Entry

Desktop astronomy

Transit

It's pitch black and pouring with rain outside, but I'm watching Venus march across the face of the Sun.


Also available at http://ellarien.dreamwidth.org/629559.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments.

Tags:

Comments

( 4 comments — Comments, please? )
athenais
Jun. 6th, 2012 06:12 am (UTC)
So. Cool. Wow.
ellarien
Jun. 6th, 2012 09:24 am (UTC)
Thank you! It was fun -- though I may regret it when I have to get up for the 6.50 train tomorrow. The whole thing happened when I should have been in bed; I slept for a couple of hours in the middle, then got up to watch the end, then went back to bed for another four hours.
heleninwales
Jun. 6th, 2012 06:37 am (UTC)
The moment anyone announces that an interesting astronomical phenomenon is about to happen, the sky clouds over here and the rain begins. :(

I'm just resigned to watching these things on TV or on the computer.
ellarien
Jun. 6th, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
I know! It was thick cloud here at sunrise (and anyway the sun would have been somewhere behind the hill). I did once get to watch a Mercury transit -- the 1999 one, which was only just a transit at all -- in the image from a giant solar telescope at Kitt Peak, projected on a table.
( 4 comments — Comments, please? )

Mission Statement

Reading, writing, plant photography, and the small details of my life, with digressions into science and computing.



Latest Month

November 2014
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner