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WATCH IT LIVE : Venus Transit Of The Sun Start !! (pictures)

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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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10 min later



Watch Live from Nasa

It is so tiny and it look like a mother ship positioning right beside the sun


We have contact! For the last time in 105 years, Earthlings are watching the planet Venus creep across the surface of the sun during a scientifically significant transit that lasts almost seven hours.

The prime viewing zone takes in most of the Americas, the Pacific and Asia, as shown on the map below. But even if you're not in the transit zone itself, you can get in on the action over the Internet, thanks to NASA and more than a dozen other webcasters around the globe. You can watch NASA's coverage above, or choose from the list below.

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The first scientific observation of a Venus transit took place in 1639, and there have five other transits to watch between then and now. Because of the orbital mechanics of our solar system, Venus can be seen crossing the sun's disk from Earth in pairs of occurrences separated by eight years. There are gaps of either 105.5 or 121.5 years between one pair and the next. One transit took place in 2004, and this is the second event in the pair. The next transit won't be seen until the year 2117 — thus, this is the last event of its kind that anyone alive today is likely to see.


Quite a beautiful sighting .. but hard to watch with the naked eye
never been seen in 105 yrs

Could it be a sign .. happening right after the big eclipes on May 20
and right before the big Mayan date on the 21 december
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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 05:46 PM
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Awsome! Thanks for the link!

I am also watching it at the U of NM
Check it out
Venus Transit Stream



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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It's really a deathstar....everyone on ATS knows that!



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by Just Chris
It's really a deathstar....everyone on ATS knows that!


The death start must be pretty hot right now

i cannot imagine the temperature on Venus at the moment
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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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Thought Id throw in another link. Live transit from Melton Memorial Observatory in South Carolina


Live Stream of Transit

Its starting to get cloudy so they may shut this down.
edit on 5-6-2012 by Sol23 because: Weather conditions are messing up the video in the link



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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watching it now , here is another good site to watch it on events.slooh.com...

enjoy



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 06:22 PM
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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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Thanks for the heads up Ben, I'd forgotten about it & thanks to Neysa for the UNM link... great stream of a once in a lifetime spectacle! (I missed the first half of this centuries' pair 8 years ago)






posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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thanks for that op....i really was interested in this...

i watched the queens "sed festival" today.....i went with my flag, watch the boat gloriana....
definatly a solar boat....the way it went down the thames,....just like the pharaohs did down the nile...

then i was thinking about the egyptian religion, and remebered hathor and venus...who is said to pull the solar boat to the horizon each morning....as venus is seen pre dawn.

so we have a solar boat, a sed festival, and venus transit across the solar boat....

i think 2012 is proving alreeady to symbolise a new "time".......

wow and thanx for the op


peace
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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by thePharaoh
thanks for that op....i really was interested in this...

i watched the queens "sed festival" today.....i went with my flag, watch the boat gloriana....
definatly a solar boat....the way it went down the thames,....just like the pharaohs did down the nile...

then i was thinking about the egyptian religion, and remebered hathor and venus...who is said to pull the solar boat to the horizon each morning....as venus is seen pre dawn.

so we have a solar boat, a sed festival, and venus transit across the solar boat....

i think 2012 is proving alreeady to symbolise a new "time".......

wow and thanx for the op


peace
edit on 5-6-2012 by thePharaoh because: (no reason given)


It is a particular moment for the masson and illuminati
there is even a crop circle that talk about this unique venus transit happening for june 6



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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i'm watching it with a welding shield and telescope looks good.

So glad I get to see this.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 10:21 PM
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I am so glad to have been apart of this 'once in a lifetime event'.

A friend and I went and observed the transit at Memphis' Pink Palace Museum...they had telescopes set up for public viewing, but nothing compared to actually watching the transit through solar glasses...

Amazing....



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 10:46 PM
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tried to take photos wish I had a decent setup.

Pretty hard to hold three things at once. camera, kids telescope(works not bad), welding shield.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 10:59 PM
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why have they flipped the transit of venus upside down?

From where I am watch it from, its on the bottom of the sun not the top of the sun.

Can someone explain it?



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 12:59 AM
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Two possibilities, amrak:

If you are watching it through a kids telescope, it does,nt have the image correcting optics ?

Or, is it just the fact you are viewing from the southern hemisphere..?



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 01:13 AM
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Int he southern hemisphere it is on the bottom of the sun

I know because I saw it

I am in the southern hemisphere



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 03:12 AM
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yeah it was on the bottom, I think thats why lol.

forgot about that some of them photos I seen where from northern hemisphere.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 05:29 AM
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Originally posted by Ben81

i cannot imagine the temperature on Venus [color=FFFA66]at the moment
Those last 3 words have made me extremely curious.



During that time of transit, do you think that Venus was closer to the Sun?
(Closer than it normally is)?



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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I was able to view the transit with a special filter on my Telescope, it was really cool looking, I took some pics, but I havent uploaded them to my computer, I'll upload them here in a little bit.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by BrokenCircles
reply to post by Ben81
 

Originally posted by Ben81

i cannot imagine the temperature on Venus [color=FFFA66]at the moment
Those last 3 words have made me extremely curious.



During that time of transit, do you think that Venus was closer to the Sun?
(Closer than it normally is)?








The planet Venus was No closer to the Sun then any other typical day, Its just that Earth and Venus were positioned in the right place, to view Venus crossing the sun. Venus is a very hot planet on any day, and the Atmospheric pressures are mind blowing. Russia sent a probe to Venus in the 60's or 70's cant remember, needless to say it didnt last long, before it was toast
edit on 6-6-2012 by Glassbender777 because: corrected some spelling



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