Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Venus Transit 2012



A Goddess on the mountain top
Was burning like a silver flame
The summit of beauty and love
And Venus was her name
Shocking Blue: Venus

The transit is completed, as of this writing (still June 5 2012, as the day wanes); there was ritual, there was contemplation, there was excitement.  It has been 8 years since the last Venus transit, and now, there will not be another for 105.5 years.  Upon reflecting on the fact, we felt a sense of melancholy and wistfulness. How beautiful the event was, how wonderful.  

I had a hypnagogic experience a few days ago.  I was riding the periphery of a large, flat, black disk soaring through outer space.  I looked at the stars as I flew on the large black disk.  I rode the disk toward its edge, and it occurred to me that the vision paralleled the passage of Venus across the sun.  To be empowered with Venus is to be Non-dual, and if one is male, then the Anima must be well-integrated, freely present in the energy-centers.  The same goes for the Animus. 

For a great gallery, go to: http://spaceweather.com/gallery/ (this link was updated June 7).   

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The transit of Venus, when the planet Venus will appear as a small, dark disk moving across the face of the Sun, will begin at 22:09 UTC on 5 June 2012, and will finish at 04:49 UTC on 6 June.[1] Depending on the position of the observer, the exact times can vary by up to ±7 minutes. Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable celestial phenomena and occur in pairs eight years apart[2]: the previous transit was in June 2004, and the next pair of transits will occur in December 2117 and December 2125.

The historic 2012 Transit of Venus commences today, June 5th, at 3:09 pm Pacific Daylight Time (22:09 UT). Spaceweather.com is covering the event with observing tips, a real-time photo gallery, and links to live webcasts from around the world. Extraordinary photos of Venus taken during the hours leading up to the transit are also featured on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com.

SOLAR WIND: A stream of high-speed solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, stirring geomagnetic activity around the poles. NOAA forecasters estimate a better-than-even chance of high-latitude geomagnetic storms during the next 24 hours. Aurora alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).

Watch the event on http://events.slooh.com/