Venus Transit on June 5, 2012
I read in my new Farmer's Almanac that Venus will pass in front of the sun and it will be visable in North America. And you can see it without the aid of a telescope.
It appears to happen close to sundown in the Eastern half of North America. To get a good idea when it start and finishes in your area I found a web site that will show the path also.
Of course you can use the "Eclipse Shade" that you ordered from this web site to view the event. What you haven't ordered them for the last eclipse!?!?!?
Maybe Relative Data, Inc. will issue a special edition for the "Venus Transit 2012". It will not happen again until 2017. To order regular eclipse shade, here is the link -> http://www.relativedata.com/eclipse-shades
I think I should stock up!
The website in the Netherlands is great showing the transit times and sunrise/sunset times for your own location! And I am running out of eclipse shades - only a few dozen left at 'Our Store' in the left menu.
If you don't have eclipse shades - don;t even try to look at the sun!
Instead, take a piece of paper, and push a small pin-hole through it, then hold the paper a few feat above the ground. The image of the sun will appear on the ground, from the light going through the hole.
The smaller the hole, the more clear the image will be.
The website in the Netherlands has crashed it seems.
no - i wouldnt use binoculars. They might melt the eclipse shades.