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Tuesday Sunset: Transit of Venus
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Have a nice dinner where you can watch the Sun set on Tuesday.

http://www.sunaeon.com/venustransit/
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#2
You really are getting into this astronomy 'stuff' aren't you?

Don't get me wrong: I am too. I'm just surprised that others are as well.

Oh, and speaking of astronomy stuff, have you been watching "The Universe" series tonight on History Channel?
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#3
Sorry, I was taught not to look directly into the sun.

I wonder how rare is a real "conjunction" like what was shown in the movie 2001: A Space Oddysey?
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#4
That's why there are special glasses for that sort of thing.
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(06-04-2012, 11:57 AM)WmLambert Wrote: Sorry, I was taught not to look directly into the sun.

I wonder how rare is a real "conjunction" like what was shown in the movie 2001: A Space Oddysey?

That is why I mentioned sunset. Been watching them and the sun on Sarasota's Siesta Key since 1969.

I wonder how a pre-tech society would handle it. "There is a pox upon the Sun! Kill everyone!"
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(06-03-2012, 11:43 PM)John L Wrote: You really are getting into this astronomy 'stuff' aren't you?

Don't get me wrong: I am too. I'm just surprised that others are as well.

Oh, and speaking of astronomy stuff, have you been watching "The Universe" series tonight on History Channel?

Can't see anything worth crap in St. Pete. When I would visit my parents first home in Sarasota, way east of I75, the Milky Way was bright and clear.

Did you hear that the NSA gave NASA a gift? I wonder how much astronomy the NSA has done on the side...

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May the sun shine warm upon your face,
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(06-03-2012, 03:18 PM)veritas Wrote: Have a nice dinner where you can watch the Sun set on Tuesday.

http://www.sunaeon.com/venustransit/

Nice animation. Never looked at Venus for more than seconds and only when it's visible in daylight. Didn't realise it wobbles over the sky like this. Should be almost invisible like the new moon but for the time it transits the sun.
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(06-04-2012, 10:04 PM)quadrat Wrote:
(06-03-2012, 03:18 PM)veritas Wrote: Have a nice dinner where you can watch the Sun set on Tuesday.

http://www.sunaeon.com/venustransit/

Nice animation. Never looked at Venus for more than seconds and only when it's visible in daylight. Didn't realise it wobbles over the sky like this. Should be almost invisible like the new moon but for the time it transits the sun.

"Q", they all wobble all over the place. That's because they do not have our exact solar orbit. Those inside the earth's orbit wobble a bit differently than those outside our orbit.

The 'so called' Star of Bethlehem was most likely Jupiter and Saturn in conjunction. Yet they too wobbled, left conjunction about three times, but returned to make one lumination in the sky, just as stated in the bible you so readily scoff.

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#9
Would be easy to calculate if it were Saturn and Jupiter in conjunction the night this particular demigod was born. Unfortunately, no one bothered to record this most significant event properly. Bit strange when you consider we know the precise dates of every battle in this time, or when Augustus, emperor in the very same time period was born.
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#10
It has been, and if I recall correctly, the true date of his birth was really six or seven BC. I've forgotten the exact time all of this works out via computer astronomy.
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John L, 4 B.C. is what I understand to be the date for Christ's birth most scholars agree on. In other words, Christ was four years old in 1 A.D. (there was no year zero).
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Today: Venus moving in front of the sun (transit of Venus)
A phenomenon occuring only once in 105 years...

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No problem Fred: thanks for the help. S1
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