Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    My View of the Transit of Venus
    From: Glendon
    Date: 2004 Jun 8, 16:56 +1000
    It has been drought here in southern NSW, Australia. Total of 40mm of rain in the last 6 months, crystal clear days and nights, week after week as we slip into winter.
    Today, low cloud, building and breaking during the day. The transit commenced around 3.14.33pm local time (EST)....heavy cloud blocked all view.
    Intermittent rays of sunshine for the next hour and a bit. Teasing.
    Then at around 4.20pm, the clouds around the sun cleared for a little less than  5 minutes. Only time enough to take in the phenomena.  An absolutely brilliant view of the transit through my sextant telescope and shades. While I had looked at animations of the transit, I had not expected the shape of venus to be so "definite" on the sun's surface.
    At 4.30 the sun disappeared completely behind clouds and then the local hills.
    So, how did others fare?
    Lee Martin
    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site