8 – Venus Transit

First, if you’re as excited about the transit of Venus as I am happening this week, then you may want to show it with your iPhone or iPad with the Venus Transit wallpapers I made! You can find them in the blog below. Or click HERE.

Chances are, if you live in an area where the Venus Transit will be visible, then you’ve heard a LOT about it. Why is it such a big deal? Well, it’s not going to be the most spectacular thing you may ever seen, but it is one of the rarest. The next transit of Venus will not happen for another 105 years. So, chances are, this will be the only chance you get!

To read all about it check out THIS site. It has all the info you need on where and when it will be visible, and how you will be able to view it.

For me, I’m just hoping that the typical cloudy June weather here in Sweden will cease for just that morning! I have solar glasses ready and waiting!

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  1. 🙁 My location (near Philadelphia, USA) it was all cloudy & rainy. Had to watch on the Internetz.

    Hubble was supposed to try & view this by it’s reflection against the moon. In the fairly near future, the Earth will make a transit across the Sun, from the perspective of Jupiter (in a year or so? Needs me some google on that). They are trying to schedule some Hubble time to view Jupiter during that Earth transit as a proof-of-concept to use the method to locate planets around other stars.

    105 years until the next try. I’ll polish up my cyborg body to look my best for the occasion. 😉 😀

    1. Cloudy here too! Yes, we need to get started on those cyborg bodies now! 🙂

      And that’s very cool about the Earth Transit! I have to look that up to read up about it! Thanks!

      1. Venus will transit the Sun from the perspective of Jupiter on 20 Sep 2012. There will be an attempt to schedule Hubble time for that. If successful, then 05 Jan 2014 will be an Earth transit of the Sun from Jupiter. Next opportunity on 10 Jan 2026.

        Article I read:


        Some google-fu with strings like “astronomical transit” “earth transit jupiter” and etc. turn up many interesting links. The Earth transit is an important observation because it is a known habitable planet that is known to be inhabited. Jupiter is important because it’s big and close. Earth transit from Saturn (20 July 2020) is also possibly useful, but much more difficult. From Mars, we missed one in 1984 and the next is in 2084.

        I’m still looking for results of the Hubble observation of the Venus transit as reflected off the moon … might not be available for a while, though. There are also transits of planets between planets, which are really rare. Next one (from Earth) is Venus transits Jupiter in 2065.

        Tasty tasty stuff. I love it! 😛

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