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6/5/2012 at 3:48 PM
We had to endure rain, thick clouds that teased us by
appearing to clear then thicken again. The clock
kept ticking away precious time since we only had until
8:32pm when the Sun would set behind the trees.
And then, suddenly, at 8:04pm, with 28 minutes remaining,
the clouds cleared and
we were rewarded with views of the Sun with Venus in
transit. We estimate that 200 people stayed
through the awful conditions and were rewarded with a
view of the actual event in progress and remained in
view until it disappeared behind the trees at 8:32pm,
right on schedule.
There were lots of smiles. ;^)
Wonders of the Night Sky
Observing event in the field
Fishcreek Elementary School
5080 Fishcreek Rd
Stow, OH 44224-1998
Watch VENUS transit the SUN with two types of
specially equipped solar telescopes:
1) White light
Tuesday 6/5/2012 at 6:00PM
Status: This event
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The darker blue the squares are, the better the viewing!
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we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.
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