Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Transit of Venus
Day 1

On the 6th of June our class room 6 went outside to see a transit of Venus which means when Venus crosses over the sun. We each got given a safe solar viewer so we could look at the sun without being blinded. It was an amazing sight! The sun was orange and Venus was a little black dot at the bottom of it. When you put on the solar viewer on without looking at the sun all you can see is pitch black! We went outside to see the sun at 10 to 11 o clock. We are going right back before R.E to check how far it has moved in an hour. At 4:44 it will be completely gone!
This only happens in 105 years. We will not see Venus cross over the sun until 2117. We can use the solar viewers at least 2 hours.

This is Venus and the sun.


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