June 6, 2012 Venus Transit Observation in the Philippines

Observers from the Philippines will witness a rare astronomical event this 21st century: the Transit of Venus on June 6, 2012  from sunrise til noon. Philippines is actually one of the best places on earth to see the event since all four contacts of the transit are visible from this location (weather permitting).

Please see the poster below on what equipment to use to safely observe the Sun and the transit. You may also go to this website for a detailed explanation of each equipment.

Poster about the Transit of Venus by Genie Lorenzo of Manila Observatory (click to enlarge)

Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime event (the next one will be in 2117), many astronomical organizations and groups will offer free observation and activities for everyone to participate!

The following are posters and banners from Philippine Astronomical groups inviting the public to join them in witnessing the Venus Transit:

I encourage everyone to please make time to see this rare astronomical event. If there’s no way you can make it, you can view it online at http://www.sei.dost.gov.ph/stream/. This is a live streaming from Bagasbas Beach, Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines. You may also go to Anthony Urbano’s Astronomy blog at http://thenightskyinfocus.wordpress.com for live updates and real-time photos of the Venus Transit.

I also would like to share this astronomy art by Norman Marigza which, as you can see, entices everyone to watch the beautiful Venus passing in front of the Sun, haha!

more of Norman Marigza’s artworks at http://blogstargazers.blogspot.com

Clear skies everyone and happy observing!🙂

~ by Stella's Gaze on June 5, 2012.

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