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Awesome Venus transit simulator

May 29, 2012

In an earlier post I linked to a Venus transit calculator, which is pretty sweet, but now there’s an even better one. Here’s a screenshot:

You put in your location (latitude and longitude, or click the map) and it shows you a movie of the transit from your location with contact times and places (on the limb of the sun) and sunrise or sunset if those interfere. Very slick, and takes a lot of the guesswork out of setting up for the transit. It will even spit out screenshots with a button-click, which is how I got this one. Check it out.

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One comment

  1. Thanks for the link to this cool webpage! I’ve built two sun funnels and will set up two telescopes at UCLA’s Westwood Village so that pedestrians will be able to see the transit. The scopes I’ll be using are my two refractors (i.e. the GalileoScope and the Short Tube 80).



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