Transit of Venus

Like all nerds I spent today trying to see the transit of Venus across the Sun. My early attempts from home proved futile so Gael (our French couchsurfer) and I cooked up an ingenious method of enhancing our viewing apparatus until we could see the transit! As with any engineering solution it included the bathroom mirror, a chair, the lid of a jigsaw puzzle and a map of Australia.

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Okay, it wasn’t he most elegant solution but it worked, the extra distance gained by the mirror made the image of the Sun large enough o see Venus

The photo didn’t work out, but we could see the spot of Venus on the image of the Sun.

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