Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Transit of Venus

The transit of Venus was June 5th, 2012. I went out and bought some filters so I could watch it. I was psyched. 

Unfortunately the weather in Boston was terrible that day; there was complete cloud cover.  So I could see nothing.  So disappointing!

I ended up watching a live webcast of the transit while I drove home.

It is going to be another 105 years until this happens again, so crashing my car would have been worth it, right?  Safety note: the transit of Venus looks a lot like a red street light, so stop if you see it.

I didn't crash.  I made it home and found that Venus had traveled farther than I had.

Then I made a startling discovery.  I found the missing piece.  It was up here all along!!!

I guess the day turned out OK in the end.  I'm going to win a Nobel prize for this.

1 comment:

rob v said...

Good try on the Transit prep, man! And I'm glad you didn't crash.

Psyched about your discovery too...