In case you didn’t know the path of Venus crossed in front of the sun
today yesterday. It was kind of a big deal because even though you might have seen the same 8 years ago you won’t have another chance until the year 2117 and really that’s not much of a chance, is it?
Anyway, the local astronomy club set up telescopes for the public to view the event so I loaded up Brother and the Littles and drove to see. Will left work a bit early to meet us. And while the whole prospect seemed exciting in theory; in reality it was a little black dot crossing a big yellow dot. Also, it was super hot and when you’re a seven year old boy your universe includes “When can we eat?” and Legos.
Not that it wasn’t worth the trip. My biggest boy was glad he took off work and he got some pretty good pictures in exchange for the time.
(with his phone’s camera through the telescope lens … love this one.)
(random guy using a paper to reflect the image)