Category Archives: Astronomy

Solar transit of Venus on 5 June

So there’s a solar transit of Venus the evening of 5 June, if you’re in the Americas.  It’s the morning of 6 June if you’re in Europe or the like.

Basically, Venus is going to slowly scoot across the disc of the sun.  There are a few ways to see it directly:

Pinhole viewer

Pinhole projector

Solar glasses

If you can find one, you can look through the storage material of a floppy disk.  It works surprisingly well for looking at the sun.

There’s more info on the times of the transit at http://www.transitofvenus.org/ and local transit times with automatic geolocation at http://transitofvenus.nl/wp/where-when/local-transit-times/.