Venus as a Transit

I managed to see the Transit of Venus yesterday. Very cool. Not every day you get to witness something not seen for 120 years.

I projected an image of the Sun onto a piece of card using my battered old 8×30 binoculars, and it worked a treat. The weather was perfect, which helped of course. I just wish I had know about that trick during the last Solar Eclipse a few years ago. Russ and I made a very Heath Robinson pinhole camera to see that event. It worked, but the image was very small and fuzzy. Yesterday I ended up with a nice clear image about the size of a £2 coin.

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