"there's a little black spot on the sun today...."
although vancouver was blanketed under thick, grey clouds (big surprise), sean and i got to watch the transit of venus yesterday online. rarer than halley's comet event, the next time the transit of venus comes around won't be until 2117 and it's doubtful that anyone living will be around to see it again. unless you've been suspended in a cryogenic state.
a fan of infographics, here's a couple of cool ones on the transit:
of course, watching the transit online is not the same as seeing it with your own eyes (with protective glasses, of course). we would've gone to the southam observatory who was giving out viewing glasses, had it not been so dismally grey here.
luckily, NASA has put together an awe-inspiring video of the unforgettable transit:
it is a thing of beauty and astonishing to behold. watching it, i can't help but feel how incomprehensibly huge the universe is and that we are a part of it.