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There’s a little black spot on the sun today

June 5, 2012

That’s Venus, that little black spot on the sun, seen today in Florida.  It’s in transit, gliding between the Earth and the Sun in a rare move across the sky.  The next time it will be visible to us is in 2117!  I did not get a glimpse of it myself, did you?  How beautiful to be reminded of how extraordinary the universe is by planetary movements like this one that we can see from our own front porches {if we were on the ball}, no telescopes needed! So cool. People around here gathered at high spots with good western exposure for viewing and I’m excited to see the pics that will be circulating later on.  Venus will be visible in various parts of the world for the next 24 hours or so.  The photo above is from National GeographicI knew we could count on them for amazing photos!

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