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Mystery dumpster teardown time! With the most amazing mechanical mains power switch you’ll ever see! ...

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  1. [..YouTube..] All clouds in Belgium. I felt miserable too!

  2. [..YouTube..] And I got out of bed at 5:00 AND 6:00 to try to watch…

  3. [..YouTube..] i see it 🙂

  4. [..YouTube..] Venus:…”Well that’s your lot until 2117″!

  5. [..YouTube..] I’ve woken up at 5 AM just to find out that you can’t actually see the sun because of the clouds.

  6. [..YouTube..] Nice one Dave. I was up at 5am to be greated by cloudy skies. Ah well, I’ll catch the next one 🙂

  7. [..YouTube..] nope, me 2, f’in rain…

  8. [..YouTube..] looks like a fly

  9. [..YouTube..] UFO fly past, LOL

  10. [..YouTube..] Great Video, How about flickering LED candle for Tear Down Tuesdays? Loved your interview with Colin.

  11. [..YouTube..] Completely clouded up where I am. Nothing to see.

  12. [..YouTube..] It was too cloudy yesterday to see anything. lame.

  13. [..YouTube..] I know the Sun is massive, but when you use Venus as a size comparison you realize how massive the Sun really is.

  14. [..YouTube..] I stayed up all night to photograph this but when the time came my view was obscured by clouds ) :

  15. [..YouTube..] I used a solar filter on a telescope and got a bunch of great photos! How were you making such a large projection with binoculars? I only get small projections when I use binoculars like that.

  16. [..YouTube..] It was/is a twice in a lifetime event. There was one in 2004, then this one, now a wait of 105 years til the next one.

  17. [..YouTube..] should get a poster board, cut a hole to slide over one the binocular lenses. this’ll create your shadow.

  18. [..YouTube..] I watched it live via The Weather Channel’s site. Was pretty cool.

  19. [..YouTube..] Dave I believe that the size relation is 1/32

  20. [..YouTube..] Captain Cook traveled to Australia to watch the transit of Venus, with the scientific goal to be estimation of the distance of Earth to the Sun. Seems like a long way to go for that, but you had to appreciate that other methods of distance estimation weren’t developed. Yesterday I saw Venus through two welding plates, and I tipped my hat to brilliant astronomers of ages gone by….

  21. [..YouTube..] Captain Cook traveled to Australia to watch the transit of Venus, with the scientific goal to be estimation of the distance of Earth to the Sun. Seems like a long way to go for that, but you had to appreciate that other methods of distance estimation weren’t developed. Yesterday I saw Venus through two welding plates, and I tipped my hat to brilliant astronomers of ages gone by….

  22. Once you got a view through a proper telescope, the Martian invasion fleet could be clearly seen coming from behind the planet.

  23. Tell your grandchildren to put something over that whiteboard screen you’re using, so it’s easier to see the spot as there’ll be more contrast.

  24. [..YouTube..] Same deal for me, stayed up as the final hour was just after sunrise. Clouded out completely.I was lucky enough to see the 2004 transit though and got a time-lapse of the main part on my channel.

  25. [..YouTube..] On top of that, Venus appears bigger than it would really be in comparison due to perspective (sun is 4-5 times further away).And the Sun isn’t even a particularly big star

  26. Here’s NASA’s version. Of course, they’ve edited out the Martian ships and added music to distract us from our impending doom.

  27. Here’s NASA’s version. Of course, they’ve edited out the Martian ships and added music to distract us from our impending doom.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9rM8ChTjY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  28. [..YouTube..] you seem to be projecting the sun off axis of the binoculars. that probably doesn’t help the clarity.a bit of cardboard with a hole for the bino would probably help.or to be too obvious, just point a video camera on the sun through a welder glass or attach a camera to the bino rather than projection

  29. [..YouTube..] Earth population : Eclipse shadesDave : Whiteboard, like a boss.

  30. [..YouTube..] It was cloudy all day straight to the evening. Sadly, it still was when it first showed up, but the rest of the evening was pure awesomeness.

  31. I was born and raised in England and am now living in the USA with my American wife. I had been anticipating the 2004 transit for 34 years when I first became interested in astronomy. We went to England and I used the same way of projecting the image. This time, I used Fujinon 16×70 binoculars with sun filters over the objective lenses mounted on a tripod. Pointing a Canon S95 at one of the eyepieces, I took these photographs from New Jersey.
    http://opus131.com/venus_transit_2012/index.html

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