Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Venus to pass across the sun on June

A rare cosmic phenomenon will be visible to every continent on June 5, the day on which Venus will pass across the Sun, revealing its shape over nearly seven hours. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), transists of the second planet of the solar system are very rare, and happen two at a time, 2004-2012, so that something similar will happen again only in 2117. However, experts advise steps to the observation, which should not be done directly, but using a sunscreen, or sunglasses, although the ideal would be enjoying the event with appropriate telescopes. On June 8, 2004 there was a show like this. Modern solar telescope captured a beautiful view of the Venus atmosphere backlit by the bright orange of the sun. But experts say that the transit of Venus this time should be even better, cameras and solar telescopes are of higher resolution and technology. In fact, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), of NASA will be ready for it. Taken from Prensa Latina

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