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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Venus Transit- Failed!

I tried.

image of sun

I used one side of a pair of binoculars. I aimed it at the sun. I managed to get the sun "spot" to show on the house wall. See it there above the shadow of the binoculars? Hey! Is that a little dark spot in the upper left corner of the sun circle?

spot on wall

Why yes, it is! But it's not the shadow of Venus. The spot is still there even without the sun image. Drat. Dirt Spot Transit- Success! Guess I'll just have to live another 105 years.

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john bain said...

Why is there a yellow arrow painted on your wall?

John said...

I also failed :-( The transit started before sunrise here so I prepared everything last night, telescope, cardboard, paper and camera.

Unfortunately it was too cloudy :-(

Chuck said...

My photographic effort also failed. Maybe we'll have better luck next time. :)

Margot said...

Loved you post.
We had rain here but we were prepared with special glasses and my kids did reports about it. Sadly nothing but thick cloud cover in Spokane.

vanilla said...

If at first you don't succeed, oh, well.

Ann said...

Well at least you tried. I totally forgot about it.

John Sealander said...

My attempt failed too. I used a telephoto lens that projected an image of the sun onto a piece of paper. I definitely saw a spot, but it turned out to be just a dirt spot on the lens.

Sharkbytes said...

John B- Now, that is a really good question!

John M - I thought that would be my fate, but the sun did its part.

Chuck- Let's make a date!

Margot- Drat- sorry about that

Vanilla- Don't be such a pessimist

Ann- I often forget these things. I was determined to remember this time

John S- That is too funny! We keep finding so many things in common, but this is really going too far, don't you think?

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RNSANE said...

I just get a kick out of all your shadows on the side of the house. You could use them for Shadow Shot Sunday!!

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