Space is Big

posted in Space by Cargo Cult on Thursday June 7 2012

Surprisingly, the weather in Seattle on Tuesday was utterly and totally cloudy - just like it had been for the annular eclipse of the sun a few weeks ago.

Fortunately, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory was far up above the clouds, ready to observe the transit of Venus in full.

Dad, are you space?

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I'm not too disappointed I couldn't see it in-person, however - having seen the 2004 one from a decidedly warm and sunny Köln. There wasn't quite the excitement back then - apparently human lifetimes aren't sufficient to see the next one...

August 21st, 2017 should be a good opportunity for eclipse-spotting. I'll be heading somewhere sufficiently far away from Seattle, leaving the clouds far behind...

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