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Monday, 14 May 2012

[BAA-ebulletin 00668] This June's Transit Of Venus

BAA electronic bulletin
Even though the transit of Venus on June 5/6 is best seen from the
middle of the Pacific Ocean those of us in the British Isles with a good
northeastern horizon will have a chance to see the very end of it if the
weather cooperates.

Venus moves off the solar disk at 05:55 BST on the morning of June 6.
 From London and Manchester sunrise is at around 04:40 BST meaning,
potentially, over an hour of the transit will be visible. The best view
will be had from northeastern Scotland where sunrise occurs at around
04:10 and the Sun will be around 9 degrees above the horizon at the end
of the transit.

An excellent paper by Peter Macdonald was published in the Journal last
June. This explains the transit circumstances for the British Isles and
it is available to members via the following link:

The Royal Astronomical Society is planning to set up a database of
events around the country where members of the public can come along to
observe the transit. This will consist of an online interactive map that
includes location, time and contact details so that people can find out
what's happening in their area. If you are involved in, or know of, any
public events associated with the transit please send details to

Nick James

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Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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