Tuesday, June 08, 2004

There's a little black spot on the sun today.

Venus is passing between us and the sun right now, for the first time in 122 years. These passes occur in 2 8-year intervals, and then not again for another century or so. If you missed it this morning, it'll come again in 2012. I totally lucked out in that I was rowing at exactly the right time--I caught a glimpse at sunrise, when you can look straight at the sun with being mistaken as "special" or burning out your retinas. The transit looked like a little black marble, at about the "4 o'clock" position of the sun. Bitchin'.


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