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    Venus Transits the Sun

    On Tuesday 8th June 2004, Venus planet will transit the Sun, appearing as a black dot visible to the unaided eye or with a small telescope (using in both cases the right protection for safe solar viewing). The last time that this astronomical phenomenon occurred was on 6th December 1882. The next one will be on 6th June 2012, and the next one will be on 11th December 2117!

    We plan to broadcast the Transit of Venus by IPv6 from Madrid using Video streaming service.

    In Madrid the transit will be visible from 07:20 to 13:05 (Local Time), or 05:20 to 11:05 (GMT Time).

    We followed the transit. The IPv6 streaming worked fine, but the images were not good. The optical characteristics and zoom of our cameras were no enough for getting good images for both Sun and Venus.

    You can find some obtained images here.

    Anyway, we can see venus over Sun by unaided eye (just with protection for safe solar view).


    Interested Links

    The transit will be visible in the following places: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/transit/TV2004/TV2004-Map1a.GIF

    With the following time frames: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/transit/TV2004.html

    Specially for Madrid, Spain: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/transit/TV2004/city-EU4.html

    Visit Fred Espenak's 2004 Transit of Venus website for further information: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/OH/transit04.html

    Links to Websites with Live Images, TV and Radio Transmissions: http://www.vt-2004.org/central/cd-links/

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