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  1. #1 Venus Transit of the Sun Tomorrow, 6th June, 2012. 
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    My second attempt of Threading this Event. As seen from Melbourne Australia tomorrow morning AEST O840HRS, the planet Venus will transit across the face of the Sun. It will appear as a small dark globe moving from left to right, I suspect it will all be over in a few moments. Wehave heavy interrmittent cloud cover over Melbourne at the present time and more is expected tomorrow morning. Chances of getting a good view appear remote. This information has been given to me by my Wife. She also told me that this event only occurs every 140 years. I defer to Her Talk Back information from the radio and the local paper. I dare not google wikipedia in the face of her information. I'll try and get a look, but I;m in a big City and it will be a Winter Sunrise, barely over the Skyline. westwind.


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    I doubt we'll see anything. Too cloudy and much the same weather predicted for tomorrow.

    There's a really nifty event being put on by the university by the banks of the river. I'm going shopping instead - they have air conditioning instead of cold winds. And there's not much you can find that's more boring than listening to people telling you all about something you haven't got a hope of seeing through miles thick clouds.


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    It looks like we have missed it here in Cumbria, too cloudy and too early in the morning. Here is an interesting article from the Mail Online.

    Venus transit 2012 UK times: Visible this week... but it has a history of bringing bad luck | Mail Online
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    Your link say's it has a history of bringing bad luck but then goes on to say "The British had more luck when the explorer Captain Cook observed the 1769 transit on an expedition to Tahiti, and then just happened to discover Australia and New Zealand on his way back."

    Sounds to me that it brings good luck as well if means discovering whole countries.

    That said it was a shame about the weather, we've had nothing but cloud and rain for the last 5 days couldn't see anything either, oh well only another 140 years before it comes around again.
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    Nice mage by the NJAA Research Committee Chairman in a brief hole in the clouds, about 3 miles jorth of my house in NJ:

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    And some nice sunspots. (Makes you realise how big those buggers are!)
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    Well, the sun came out here for a goodly while. My husband had a lot of fun with the couple of dozen telescopes and photography set-ups that various people brought along to the event at the Festival Centre / riverbank.

    (Though I feel a bit sorry for the bozo roadworker who managed to cut the connection for the NASA broadcast from Central Australia. They managed to work around it so only half an hour or so was completely lost.)
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