Venus Transit 2012

I am reblogging the following information from Zazen Life’s DIESELPOKERS.  From that link, you can find more of DIESELPOKERS’ posts — he covers many spiritual topics, with a discerning eye and a thoughtful perspective.

Transits of Venus across the sun are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena. They occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years, with pairs of transits eight years apart separated by long gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years.

The last transit of Venus occurred over the last few days, and this marks the last Venus transit of the 21st century. The next transit of Venus wont happen until December 10-11 in 2117!

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Venus appears as a small black pinhole compared to the massive face of the sun. The event lasted approximately 6 hours and 40 minutes, and was visible from all 7 continents. The movement of Venus was streamed online through NASA’s website, drawing in nearly 2,000,000 visitors total during the transit.

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2 responses to “Venus Transit 2012

  1. Fabulous Share. Am even sharing this with D who thinks all we talk about is writing and words. This will show him! Ha!!

    Not really, he has seen some of your TED posts as he is an avid follower too.

    • I was lucky to see that — we had cloudy skies, but Zazen Life posted the video, and I snapped it right up. I’m so glad D. likes them! They are going to be a weekly feature from now on.

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