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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Astronomical Transit

An astronomical transit is the passage of a celestial body or satellite across the face of a relatively larger body. Transits are not the same thing as the familiar solar or lunar eclipse. In an eclipse, a large celestial body hides a major part of a smaller body. In an astronomical transit, a small body crosses in front of a larger one. An astronomical transit can involve two planets, but this has not been observed on Earth since 1818. When will the next planetary transit be visible from Earth? More...
HasmukhDoshi
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:21:42 AM
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Very educative article.
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:22:36 AM
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Astronomical transit - fee to cross the George Washington bridge.
Guto André
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:22:44 AM

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When will the next planetary transit be visible from Earth?

23 Jun 2021 – Earth occults Pluto as seen from Venus.
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:18:07 AM
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The next time this will happen (as seen from Earth) will be on 22 November 2065 at about 12:43 UTC, when Venus near superior conjunction (with an angular diameter of 10.6") will transit in front of Jupiter (with an angular diameter of 30.9"); however, this will take place only 8° west of the Sun, and will therefore not be visible to the unaided/unprotected eye.

Interesting...

That's exactly what happened in 2012, the end of the world happened and it couldn't be seen with unaided/unprotected eye lol

I wonder if we will see in the future from earth some transits that happened in the past...
xKeVyOx
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:18:57 AM

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Absurdicuss wrote:
Astronomical transit - fee to cross the George Washington bridge.


LOL...so true Angel
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The worst thing about astronomical transit is astronomical TSA.

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