Transit of Venus, Centenary of Vitamins
6 June 2012 last chance to see: Transit of Venus
Only six transits of Venus are known to have been observed by humans in 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874, 1882 2004.
[I reckon Mayans must have used a pinhole in a leaf... they knew Venus better than Spaniards did]
..Venus..round black spot with a diameter.. 1/32nd of the sun...
..entire transit (all four contacts) is visible from .. New Zealand.
External Sun Internal Sun Greatest Sun Internal Sun External Sun (UT)
Ingress Alt Ingress Alt Transit Alt Egress Alt Egress Alt
Auckland 22:15:25 24 22:33:27 25 01:29:01 28 04:25:08 7 04:43:17 4
10am? 1pm? 4pm?
Next Transit of Venus 2117CE
Alan Turing, Lawrence Durrell, Jackson Pollock, Gene Kelly, Gil Evans, Milton Friedman, John Cage, Woody Guthrie
Vitamins, Wilson cloud chamber