The Venus Transit

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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:

SLOOH.com

NASA.gov

WIRED.com

Also here are some great sites about the past, present, and future Venus Transits:

TransitOfVenus.org

Transit of Venus Wiki

Eclipse.gsfc.NASA.gov

VenusTransit.NASA.gov

Here are some links to Images of the Venus Transit of 2012:

HuffingtonPost.com

Space.com

BBC.co.uk

Mashable.com

Nasa Filckr

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

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Infographics and Searching in Color

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Color encyclopedia : Information and conversion.

ColorHexa.com is a free color tool providing information about any color. Just type any color values (view full list here) in the search field and ColorHexa will offer a detailed description and automatically convert it to its equivalent value in Hexadecimal, Binary, RGB, CMYK, HSL, HSV, CIE-Lab, Hunter-Lab, CIE-Luv, CIE-LCH, XYZ and xyY. ColorHexa will also generate matching color schemes such as complementary, split complementary, analogous, triadic, tetradic and monochromatic colors.

One thing that I really like about this site is that what ever color you search there is an “in action” section that gives you snippets of code for HTML and CSS For uses of the color you searched. 

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3 Useful Social Media Plugins

Here are some WordPress.org plugins that I have found helpful with letting people share your stuff on Social Medias and get followers.

Google +1 Button 

“Full Google +1 button moderation and management for your WordPress site. Quick and easy to set up. Insert automatically or via a shortcode. Lots of op”

This plugin is simple and effective. I tested this plugin out and have never stopped using it.

Plugin in the WordPress Directory

Plugin Author: pleer

Facebook Like Box

“Displays a Facebook Like Box. The Like Box is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website.”

This plugin has a lot of optimization settings, I really like who much you can personalize the Like Box.

Plugin in the WordPress Directory

Plugin Author: Marcos Esperon

Twitter Mentions as Comments

“Twitter Mentions as Comments scours Twitter for people talking about your site & silently inserts their Tweets alongside your existing comments.”

I have written about this plugin before in a previous, but I find this plugin so helpful and unique that I want to have it in this Review also.

Here is a link to an older post I wrote with step by step instructions on how to set this plugin up.

This plug searches twitter for tweets with a link to your blog or blog post and turns the tweet into a comment on the post they linked to.

 Plugin in the WordPress Directory

Plugin Author: benbalter