Have you seen the transit of Venus yesterday? I have to admit that I have forgotten it. Read about it in the newspaper last Saturday, but anyway, I missed it. Today on the internet I found an article about it, I guess it’s from Austria. There I have also found these incredible pictures.
|taken by the NASA|
|the Venus passed between Sun and Earth|
The Venus orbits the Sun in 225 days on Earth. The last transit was in 2004, and the next will be in December 2117 – so I guess none of us will see this. It’s like a once in a lifetime experience. Like the solar eclipse in 1999. I remembered that everyone bought such special glasses, that it was in the media all the time, and that for a short moment the day turned into night.
This time it was ‘only’ the Venus which passed between the Sun and the Earth, but I love these natural spectacles. It shows us that we are only very small in a very big universe. Because of the great distance we saw the Venus as such a small thing, arousing such big interest, not just for the NASA.
Image source: http://diepresse.com/home/panorama/welt/763566/Venustransit_Ein-kleiner-Punkt-mit-grosser-Aufmerksamkeit?gal=763566&index=1&direct=&_vl_backlink=&popup=
Wanna know more? http://www.transitofvenus.org/