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There'd be no really noticeable light effect on Earth. Venus is so far away that the parallax would be too great to cast a shadow.
Originally posted by ForestForager
If it is a perfectly aligned alignment, will we then be passing through the shadow of Venus? I wonder how it will effect day light if at all? Will the sky darken or dim? Anyone know? I'll be pleased just to witness the event in my lifetime.
Edit: I guess the last one didn't have an effect??? Yeah I missed it, didn't even realized it happened before in 2004... at least I get to witness this one! I'm still curious as to the effects of light on earth if there was a perfect Venus eclipse of the sun.edit on 3-3-2011 by ForestForager because: more registered
Originally posted by Isabelx
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
Ive been anticipating watching this for months!
And now that the day is here, its cloudy and rainy where I am, and I cant see a thing.
Originally posted by shai hulud
...as opposed to someone else's eyes?
Originally posted by St Udio
i've been alive for the Harmonic Convergence...the 75 year Halley Comet return..
but sadly the Venus Transit will be obscured from my field of sight as it is raining here in S Carolina
back in Phoenix i did experience a Solar eclipse... the air became cooler And every light apprature between the leaves of the trees produced a image of the Eclipse.... i stood there amazed while thousands of miniature eclipsed Suns were cast on the block fence around the property perimeter, in the 'shade' of the tree...
it was a classic pin-hole camera effect provided by Nature !
i guess i will survive not witnessing the Venus Transit in this 105 year cycle
(2004 & 2012 are the tandem Venus transits across the Sun in this 105 year event)
TRANSIT OF VENUS: No one reading this will still be alive the next time Venus crosses the sun in Dec. 2117. That makes today special. On June 5th at 3:09 pm PDT, the second planet begins its historic 7-hour transit of the solar disk. Observers on parts of all seven continents (map) will witness something like this: