The "Transit of Venus"

Submitted: Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 17:21
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G'day,
tomorrow you can watch a rare occurance.
The Transit of Venus. Although we here in Australia won't see the complete event due to the sun setting before its finished, it should still be visible for about 2 to 4 hours, depending on where you are.

Broome and Darwin ( and in between )are the best places for observations.
Here: http://www.abc.net.au/science/features/venus/default.htm

That remainds me of a Tour I ran in 2002 for the Solar Eclipse,
you can read about it here: http://freedsville.org.uk/aus02/p25.htm

Enjoy,
Mike
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 18:37

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 18:37
Very interesting.... so what is the planet visible in the afternoon sky, not long before dusk??
I always thought that was Venus??
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Reply By: MrBitchi - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:03

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:03
Whatever you do, don't try to look at it with the naked eye. You'll damage your eyes!!!! Watch it on a web cast or on TV.

John
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:07

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:07
Right John, I should have mentioned that, but I think the warning was in that article.
I still have my Solar Eclipse Glasses from 2002 :-)

Cheers,
Mike
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