Watching the transit of Venus right now

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Not in person - it's cloudy here and I wouldn't want to anyway since there are better ways to view it. Namely right here. Enjoy! It will last for another...four or so hours, I believe.

Edit: as for what makes this event particularly interesting (because as a show it's really quite tame), see articles here, here, here, and here. It's basically useful on two fronts: 1) understanding the atmosphere, 2) aiding in detecting extrasolar planets.

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