Posts Tagged: astronomy

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Venus says farewell

At approximately 05.50 British Summer Time today, Venus completed her transit across the face of the Sun and disappeared again for another 105.5 years. Photo via NASA/SDO/AIA

transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, NASA, Venus Transit 2012,

Venus says farewell

At approximately 05.50 British Summer Time today, Venus completed her transit across the face of the Sun and disappeared again for another 105.5 years. Photo via NASA/SDO/AIA

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Incredible eclipse pics

If you were lucky enough to witness yesterday’s annular eclipse, visible across the Pacific from Asia to the US, then the photos likely won’t live up to the experience. If you didn’t, however, and you’ve somehow managed to miss the stunning

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Incredible eclipse pics

If you were lucky enough to witness yesterday’s annular eclipse, visible across the Pacific from Asia to the US, then the photos likely won’t live up to the experience. If you didn’t, however, and you’ve somehow managed to miss the stunning

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Starwatch: Transit of Venus

Britain is poorly placed for views of the astronomical highlight of 2012, but the situation is not hopeless. Seen from the direction of the Earth’s centre, Venus first touches the Sun’s NE limb at 23:10 BST on 5 June, is

Venus, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Starwatch: Transit of Venus

Britain is poorly placed for views of the astronomical highlight of 2012, but the situation is not hopeless. Seen from the direction of the Earth’s centre, Venus first touches the Sun’s NE limb at 23:10 BST on 5 June, is

Jupiter and Venus converge

If, like me, you’ve been amazed at seeing Jupiter and Venus so close together and so bright in the night sky this week, then you’ll probably appreciate some of the amazing photos that have been taken around the world by

Jupiter and Venus converge

If, like me, you’ve been amazed at seeing Jupiter and Venus so close together and so bright in the night sky this week, then you’ll probably appreciate some of the amazing photos that have been taken around the world by

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Counting down to the transit of Venus

Three months before the last transit of Venus this century. “The transits are an interesting marker of mankind’s technological advances,” says Dr Thomas Widemann of the Observatoire de Paris. “In the eighteenth century, pendulum clock allowed accurate timings during a

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Counting down to the transit of Venus

Three months before the last transit of Venus this century. “The transits are an interesting marker of mankind’s technological advances,” says Dr Thomas Widemann of the Observatoire de Paris. “In the eighteenth century, pendulum clock allowed accurate timings during a

100 days till the transit of Venus…

…and she’s already looking amazing, here to the bottom right of the Moon. Jupiter is just visible in the top left of the picture, taken by yours truly over London about an hour ago. In case you haven’t looked in

100 days till the transit of Venus…

…and she’s already looking amazing, here to the bottom right of the Moon. Jupiter is just visible in the top left of the picture, taken by yours truly over London about an hour ago. In case you haven’t looked in

The 300-year-old mystery of why Venus causes the ‘Black Drop Effect’

We can see Venus pass in front of the sun once every one hundred and twenty years. Ever since it’s been observed, a strange thing has been happening. Instead of appearing as a dark circle moving across the sun, Venus

The 300-year-old mystery of why Venus causes the ‘Black Drop Effect’

We can see Venus pass in front of the sun once every one hundred and twenty years. Ever since it’s been observed, a strange thing has been happening. Instead of appearing as a dark circle moving across the sun, Venus