Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Little Black Spot on the Sun

We went to the Cincinnati Observatory yesterday to look for a little black spot on the sun: Venus transiting. But, of course, it was cloudy and we couldn't see the sun at all.

The transit was due to start at 6:04pm EST. We got there early and did get a few glimpses of the sun through the observatory's telescope and others that amateur astronomers had set up on the grounds. We got a nice view of the sun with a few sun spots on one man's filtered telescope. But by 6:00 the sky was so dark it looked like it might rain.

We'll have another chance 122 years!

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