Venus transit in the Philippines

here’s the only decent picture i got of the transit of venus across the sun today, 6 June 2012. it’s a rare site… twice in a lifetime, in fact… the first was in 2004 (6th in the total recorded observations of man) and today would be the 7th. and i’m proud that i had the chance to see it with my own eyes — indirectly, of course. πŸ™‚

the ‘freckles’ on the sun are actually sunspots and the round object (let’s call it a ‘mole’) on the face of the sun is the planet Venus! πŸ™‚ it’s just wonderful that two wonderful astronomical events happened just 2 days apart. and we are just fortunate to have seen them with our own eyes and could wonder about things like this.

sure, it may not have any practical applications right now to the ordinary person who lives and works in an office but this is just one of those things you try to see how brilliantly things are in order in the world.

anyway, perhaps a reflective extension of this event would be done on my next posts but in the mean time, i only want to share this with everyone. and maybe brag a little. πŸ˜› haha! (sige na, pagbigyan niyo na ako. :D)

i just realized that this is my first, last, and only chance to see this planet transit across the sun. wow. i am floored by this thought.

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6 Comments

  1. Errr, please tell me how much a good telescope would cost me, the kids are dying to get one. My kid was excited about it, he saw. I peeked too, but I’m not sure if IT was the IT you are talking about.

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