Here are some instructions on downloading and installing the great Chrome for “Wolfram|Alpha (Official)”.
- Go to the Chrome Web Store
- Enter into the Search bar in the top left corner ”Wolfram Alpha“, press Enter.
- NOTE: The default search results are set on the ”Plugins” filter and will not list the Extensions you will need to click on the “Extensions” tab.
Wolfram|Alpha (Official) is one of the first items listed.
- Click the blue “Add to Chrome” button.
- A pop up will appear confirming that you would like to install the “Wolfram|Alpha (Official)” extension, click “Add”.
- A small icon will appear to the right of the Chrome Address bar.
Click on the Wolfram Alpha icon and a small box will drop down, now you are ready to search.
They occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years, with pairs of transits eight years apart separated by long gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years. So the next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125.
Today has been a life changing day. For all who watched it take place we will never see it again and this was a truly once in a lifetime event.
“A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planetVenus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, becoming visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours (the transit of 2004 lasted six hours) “
- Transit of Venus Wiki
If you want to watch it live here are some site that are covering it:
Also here are some great sites about the past, present, and future Venus Transits:
Transit of Venus Wiki
Here are some links to Images of the Venus Transit of 2012:
The Venus Transit on Social Medias:
NASA Flickr Group
Sun Earth Day on Twitter
Sun Earth Day Facebook Fanpage
Milky Way Scientists Facebook Fanpage
SLOOH on Twitter
Space Flight Now Facebook Fanpage
NASA on twitter