Sunday, November 05, 2006

On November 8, 2006

...I will celebrate my 49th year on this planet.
O my!

Here is what else will be happening on that date:

On November 8, 2006, Mercury will slowly slide across the face of the sun during an event known as a transit. A transit of Mercury is relatively rare—there are only about a dozen in a century.

The Exploratorium’s Live@ crew will be at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, and, with the Kitt Peak staff, will Webcast the transit: a live five-hour telescope-only feed beginning at 11:00 am PST.

The transit will take place from 11:12 a.m. PST until 4:10 p.m. PST and will be visible from the Pacific, the Americas, eastern Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, although some locations will not be able to see the entire transit. Because of Mercury’s diminutive size, the transit cannot be seen with the unaided eye, but it can be viewed with a telescope (with the proper filter) or with a homemade optical projector.


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3 Comments:

Blogger Sam said...

Happy Birthday, Feets!

Hope you liked the sunset, moonrise, and bonfire last night. It was a lot of work.

I mean FINALLY, we got that moon pushed up over the horizon for ya!
Sam

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Happy Birthday, Sandy! You don't know me, but I read your blog faithfully to find out what is happening at my home away from home (dreaded condo owner). Someday we will meet..saw you at SCD, but you were too busy! You are still mighty young yet..my BD is 11/19, and I have 4 years on you and I am still a kid! We Scorpios have to stick together.

10:44 PM  
Blogger ~melissa said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sandy! I knew there was a reason I liked you. From One fellow Scorpio to another!

~melissa

12:49 PM  

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