Last chance this century!
June 1, 2012 8:45 AM Subscribe
posted by Quietgal (27 comments total)
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Missed the transit of Venus in 2004? Want to know if you'll be able to see the transit on June 5/6 from your location? Want a free badge-of-geekhood app for your iPhone? It's all right here!
The last transit of Venus in this century will be visible, at least in part, from much of the world
. Find out what you'll be able to see from your location using this calculator
If social networking is your cup of tea, get the free iPhone app
for submitting your observations of time of contact.
Photography buffs might enjoy this guide to solar imaging with a digital camera
. Even if you miss the transit, you can catch some sunspots.
If you want to check out the transit with your own personal eyeballs, you can buy these stylin' solar viewing glasses
from partner organization Astronomers Without Borders
. Only $3 for the nerdiest shades you'll ever rock! Note: don't try to walk down the street wearing these babies - they're all but opaque. Bumping into stuff isn't good for your image.
, but that's history now and the rest of the transit site, which was not explored in that thread, is of current interest.)