Venus transit

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You may have heard about the Venus transit occurring today, where the Earth and Venus orbits align, such that you can see Venus outline as it traverses between us and the sun. The next transit is in another 105 years.

Today I got to see it. The Melbourne Uni astrophysists group had setup a sun projection device on the oval behind Trinity College. So my trek to see the Venus transit was about a 3 minute walk. Much easier than the expeditions of Cook and Le Gentil for the 1761 and 1769 transits.

I took a photo of their light box, just to prove I was there. You can clearly see Venus in my photo.


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