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  • Eclipse data

    Eclipse data

    Xavier M. Jubier runs a web site listing five millennia’s worth of data on solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, and transits, both past and future. Database searches, tables, and maps — oh my! The next total solar eclipse (pictured), which occurs on July 2, 2019, might be a little difficult to experience.

  • 2012 Venus Transit

    2012 Venus Transit

    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…