Transit of Venus

If you didn’t make it out to see the transit of Venus as it moved across the solar disk this afternoon you missed something pretty cool. Unfortunately you’ll have to wait a while to see the next one . . . December 2117 with an encore presentation in December 2125. We tried the trusty pinhole camera but resolution was too low. The astronomical glasses worked great for direct viewing. Not so great for trying to shoot a picture through an iPhone. You’ll have to take two thumbs up from Robyn that it worked well.

Seeing Venus transit as a tiny spot was awe-inspiring. Made me feel incredibly small compared to the sun and the universe. It gave me a sense of the greatness of God who has created a universe with so much order and complexity. One would think that this would be his crowning glory, but he says it’s not: “For behold this is my work and my glory–to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man (Moses 1:39).”

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