|| 2012 Transit Of Venus|
||Hawaiian Islands Viewing|
|Date / Time:
||June 5th, Noon-6:45PM|
||When Venus passes directly between Earth and the Sun, we see the distant planet as a small dot gliding slowly across the face of the Sun. Historically, this rare alignment is how we measured the size of our solar system. The next transit of Venus occurs June 5, 2012, & can be viewed in its entirety only from Hawaii, Alaska, & parts of Australia. This will be the last transit of Venus to occur in your lifetime.? (The next one in 2117 ? 105 years from now!). Hawaii transit viewing times are from approx. noon until 6:45PM. The sun sets on Kauai at 7:20.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info on SAFE VIEWING activities on Kauai.
I emphasize SAFE viewing because, to observe the transit of Venus directly, you must protect your eyes at all times with proper solar filters. However, do not let the requisite warnings scare you away from witnessing this rare spectacle. You CAN experience the transit of Venus safely, provided you use proper eye protection. At all of our venues, we will be using solar filters on our telescopes, and/or using ?indirect? viewing techniques (such as ?pinhole projectors?). We will have ?Eclipse Shades? (aka: solar shades) available for purchase as well. Please review important eye-safety warnings at the Transit of Venus website below.
Maintained by Roz Reiner - Kauai, Hawaii
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