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Anyone going outside to try to see it? I'll be using the same equipment I used for the eclipse. No need to try for a pic though.
heard it's hard to do with the usual pinhole method for the eclipse because it's so small. guess streaming is the best option?
Just read in one of the comments that it cant be seen from Earth because Venus would be too small. That true?
But trying to see a transit is also like trying to view a solar eclipse. You have to be ready at a particular time, and you may have to travel far from home. For the transit of Venus, however, your exact location is much less critical than it is for a total solar eclipse.
In particular, observers in Eastern North America, where the transit will happen in the early evening, your observing site should have a low horizon to the east-northeast. It is a good precaution to check the sun's setting point, to verify that trees or buildings do not block your view. As Venus moves across the face of the sun, it will appear absolutely jet black in contrast to the lighter gray of any sunspots that may also be present on the solar disk.
By far, the safest way to view the transit is to construct a so-called pinhole camera. A pinhole, or small opening, is used to form an image of the sun on a screen that is placed about three feet behind the opening. [Video: How to Make a Solar Eclipse Viewer]
I bet these scientists are great in bed...
Just did the reverse binoculars on a white piece of paper thing. Kids were very excited to see the speck
Been waiting ages for this, bought a solar filter and have the scope ready for a shot... but naturally it's got to be cloudy as hell out today.
Admit it, this is some boring-ass shit.
Watching my eye floaters is more exciting.
calling 'boring' on something that won't happen again in your lifetime kinda makes you...