Venus transit 2012 a chance to test Earth-hunting techniques (+video)

Venus transit 2012 a chance to test Earth-hunting techniques (+video)

Venus transit 2012 a chance to test Earth-hunting techniques (+video)

Venus transit 2012 a chance to test Earth-hunting techniques (+video)

Today, Venus passes in front of the sun, a rare phenomenon, as the transit of Venus, and an event that will not be repeated more than 100 years ago.

“… Venus is directly between the Sun and the Earth, what we see, literally moving the face of the sun,” said Phil plait, “Bad Astronomer” and the author of the death of Heaven Face The Huffington Post Santa Maria. “It’s like a little mini-eclipse.”

A lot of people around the world can see the transit of Venus will look like in the days to drill a small black spot, according to NASA. While the sky is clear, people all over the world, except in West Africa, South America, southeast of Portugal and Spain will be part of some traffic.

Venus transit 2012 a chance to test Earth-hunting techniques (+video)

In the U.S., viewers can see the current traffic Tuesday evening, while in Europe, East Africa, the Middle East, India and Australia can be seen at dawn Wednesday. Steven van Rood and François Mignard created a custom map, which allows any person to enter a place where you will see Venus, the sun at any given time, so the menu is the best TransitOfVenus.nl local time display.

I try to direct sun during the transit of Venus, can be dangerous without the proper equipment, such as during a solar eclipse. But for those who have the means to an impressive display.

The transportation, NASA proposes to Eclipse or glass shades for welding 14. The telescope can be used with a special sunscreen.