Miss The Transit Of Venus? Check It Out With This Simulator

Posted by on June 6, 2012

So, did you catch the transit of Venus yesterday? If you did, you witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime event, something that won’t happen again until 2117.

I didn’t get to see it, myself; I was left in a stupor after witnessing Nintendo’s E3 conference. Stupefied. I didn’t have the proper equipment, anyway, so I can’t complain.

Luckily, however, there’s an app for that. Or, rather, a simulator.

Head on over to SunAeon’s Transit of Venus 2012 simulator to see what you missed. It’s a short, virtual representation of the entire transit, which takes into account your location and local time (at the time the transit actually occurred), and even outlines Venus’s trajectory. It’s definitely worth a look.

Or, if you’re particularly stubborn, you could just wait for the next, real transit of Venus.

Only 105 years, 186 days, and 23 hours to go!


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About the Author Post by Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.