Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Transit of Venus 06.06.12

Over the last few years there have been quite a few interesting conjunctions alignments and such,
though the transit of Venus today was quite a bonus to see in ones lifetime. 
Not due again for quite a while, it was great that the clouds parted long enough to get
a few shots of an event so tied to Australian History.
Captain Cook was sent south, partly, to witness such an event so as to gain vital triangulations
that, when compared with those taken across the globe, would help calculate the distance of Venus
from the sun and, therefore, help in  calculations for the orbits of other planets, the Earth included.

So, here's my shot of the event.

With a partial eclipse due soon, the sky is keeping me busy as the creatures of the Earth slumber in Winter's grip, and with a new macro outfit constructed you can expect some real close-ups this Spring of a more terrestrial nature.