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December 25th, 2012 – The Transit of Venus and MERRY XMAS!

Transit of Venus thru the Griffith Sundial

Transit of Venus thru the Griffith Sundial

Back in May of this year, the last Transit of Venus in our lifetimes occurred. This was a grand event, with a rich history, ( http://www.transitofvenus.org/ ). Venus transits were used to gain the first realistic estimates of the size of the Solar System…

After viewing the spectacle through several telescopes and directly (with protection, of course!), I was heading out. But, when I passed the sundial and inspiration hit – and viola!

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