Thursday, June 07, 2012

Transit of Venus

Ha roo, pups and cool cats!  It's me, Zim!  So ... did anyone else's bipeds get all excited about the transit of Venus event the other evening?  I have to say, our mom was pretty stoked about the whole thing.  I decided I'd help her with the whole viewing process.

For us, the show started just after 1700 hours.  We held off until about 1900 hours, then went outside to check the scene.

IMG_8802 Zim

Mom pointed out that I was actually facing the wrong way - but I reminded her we should never look directly at the sun!  Saftey first, Mom!!!  I thought we should opt for the pinhole in a card method, projecting the image onto another surface.  Since we had no special equipment, it seemed the safest way to go.

We actually got incredible photos.  Mom shot some close ups, so you can really see the whole thing in detail - we got more than just the "black dot crossing the sun" that even the professionals got.  Are you ready to see what the transit actually looked like, close up and personal?  Here is a series of three shots as the planet passed in front of the sun.

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IMG_8797 The transit of Zim

IMG_8795 - Version 2 The transit of Zim

IMG_8807 The transit of Zim

Tell me that wasn't amazing!!!

IMG_8803 Zim
"Yeah, I'm your Venus!"

To paraphrase Shocking Blue, "He's got it!  Yeah, baby, he's got it!  I'm your Venus!"  Ha roo roo roo!

Play bows,
Zim

20 comments:

  1. WOW your mom did a great job, what wonderful photos!

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  3. :D you're our fire, Zim! awesome pics! thanks for sharing since we missed it here :)

    Pip, Smidgen, minnie, Hollie

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  4. What beautiful photos! I'm so impressed with your mom's skill. We were planning on trying to watch a little here, but we had a HUGE storm blow in just before Momma was leaving work and you couldn't see the sky until morning. Even now it's pretty gray and yucky. No star-watching for us!

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  5. I'm going to tell you that WAS amazing! Such detail.
    I will also tell you my MOM is still laughing. The other people in the church office came in to see what was so funny and she shared your amazing photos and now the whole office has a BIG smile. Thanks Zim.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  6. wow - mom said she never knew that Venus was shaped like a husky.... learn something new every day. :)

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  7. BOL, these are the best shot of Venus we seen.

    The silvers and more

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  8. We were so excite and nothing
    Benny & Lily

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  9. Wow Zim......you are a real character. Such imagination...sing it again.....we're dancin'

    Bryn and Dolly

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  10. Those are incredible photos! It was cloudy here so we missed so we're glad your mom got such great photos! For some reason our mommy is singing some weird song about Venus.

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  11. Hi Zim, I think you should always smile. You look ultra handsome with your big grin, honestly.

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  12. You are so supercool, Zim! Great pictures!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  13. OMD OMD..... I was all sad beclaws it was WAY too Cloudy fur us to see it...
    BUTT , Bless your Tails, you two went and captured it with your Flashy Beast ... just fur US... GEEEEEE your pics are WAY better than the ones I saw on the TV and InterMutts.

    THANK YOU Zim and Dave... You are the BESTEST.

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  14. Yep, that was amazing!

    Huffs

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  15. Best pictures of the event!!!!

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  16. Wow!
    Amazing pictures!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  17. That is so incredibly impressive. I mean, My Vickie didn't even know it was happening so we missed the whole thing, but lucky for us you got those detailed photos and that you would share them. I mean, really really neat.

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  18. Ha ha ha! So very clever you are!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie, Mack and foster Mario

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  19. Great pics - in fact Martha had everyone in the house up at 4am for what appeared to be no reason. However we then reckoned she wanted to see the transit of Venus however that was nearer 5am in the UK!!!
    Your shots were most impressive, our silly human could have stayed up an extra hour and got some but no, she went back to bed!!!!!
    love
    Martha and Bailey xx

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