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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   6/13/2012 1:17:40 AM
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Hmmm, when I said "naked eye" I meant with my dark glasses but without a telescope. It might be worth traveling to the East Coast just to see the Transit of Mercury ... we'll see if I can afford it nearer the time -- thanks for looking this up for me ... now all you have to do is to make a note in your calendar to remind me (grin)

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antedeluvian   6/13/2012 1:10:52 AM
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There are not enough indents to reply directly to your question. According to this site, if I read it correctly, (http://mreclipse.com/Special/SEnext.html ) The next total eclipse visible from the east coast of North America will be 21 Aug 2017. There is a partial eclipse on 23 Oct 2014. And if you can figure out what a hybrid eclipse is, there appears to be one on Nov 3 2013. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Mercury) the transit of mercury will be visible to the eastern seabord, but if you see it with the naked eye, you probably won't see much else ever again.

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Max The Magnificent   6/12/2012 9:57:49 PM
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Bummer -- OK, since you seem to have so much time on your hands (grin), when is the next time I can see a solar eclipse or a lunar eclipse in Huntsville Alabama USA? Also will the Transit of Mercury in 2016 be visible to the naked eye?

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antedeluvian   6/12/2012 9:55:37 PM
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According to this, you are going to have to change your walk across America to a swim to somewhere in the South Pacific if you want to see it. If you feeling energetic enough you can swim on to Cairns and see it there- http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2012/TSE2012.html

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Max The Magnificent   6/12/2012 2:24:23 PM
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So there's a total solar eclipse coming on Nov 13 -- I can't wait !!!

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SteveD_Aus   6/12/2012 12:19:17 AM
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Hi Max, this should be a good start: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html

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Max The Magnificent   6/11/2012 2:56:28 PM
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Does anyone know when the next lunar eclipse is due? (I want to play with my dark glasses again :-) Also, will the 2016 Transit of Mercury be visible to the naked eye?

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Max The Magnificent   6/11/2012 2:55:32 PM
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I did think about that -- I guess every picture has it's own story ... it just took me by surprise to see Venus at the top of the sun when I was expecting to see it at the bottom...

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DWILSON373   6/11/2012 2:03:59 PM
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Some telescopes may have inverted the image or the cameras my have been placed such that the image was inverted. Erecting prisms are available for viewing inverted images.

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SteveD_Aus   6/7/2012 7:33:11 AM
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Depends where you are on the earth. For Australia Venus appeared in the 7...8 o'clock area. NASA were watching it from central Australia because of our great vantage point, so they may be the images you saw.

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