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Earlier today I organized a solar observation with the University of the Philippines Astronomical Society (May 13, 2012) in preparation for the upcoming May 21, 2012 annular solar eclipse and the most awaited June 6, 2102 Venus transit.
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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)
Got myself a #14 welder’s goggles :) I think I am all set for the upcoming eclipse and Venus transit. This one costs 99 Php (approx 2 USD) at a local hardware store. You may also take pictures of the transit by mounting this filter in front of the lens of your camera. Note that #14 is the only shade of welder’s glass considered safe for viewing the Sun (as per NASA safety precaution).
Updates and real-time photos of the Venus transit will be posted on this page. Clear skies!