Venus passed in front of the sun today.
It was quite an event. My neighbor had a long box with a pinhole for projecting the image for his daughters. Then he brought out his Meade Maksutov telescope and camera.
Neighbors walking and biking by stopped to look and talk. I learned the Hindi name for Venus is “Shukra.”
I also took a video. I was amazed at how quickly the sun moved across the cardboard.
One response to “2012 Venus Transit”
RT @blogan: Venus passed in front of the sun today, not to be repeated until December, 2117. http://t.co/D5rT5PAZ