Transit of Venus in India, next time after 105 years

A very special and rare celestial spectacle, transit of Venus, the first and last for all the people on this earth, unfolded in the morning sky allover India on Wednesday, enthralling the astro enthusiasts.

Scientists as well as amateur astronomers are enjoying the amazing creation of the transit of Venus, looking up to the skies to watch a dark black spot slide over the surface of the Sun.

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Venus to cross between Sun & Earth today

One of the biggest celestial events the “Venus Transit” will held on Tuesday, that will happen once-in-a-lifetime when Venus passing in front of the sun, directly between the sun and Earth.

All the astronomic lovers are in wait to see the rare transit that will come after a huge waiting period of 105 years, in 2117.

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Partial lunar eclipse today, can not be seen in India

Gracing the night sky today, a partial lunar eclipse will be seen with a real fascination of hidden Moon. While the historic transit of Venus across the sun is a must awaited event for skywatchers, but one day ahead celestial event — a partial lunar eclipse of the June is take place a lot.

Monday’s night sky, the full moon will hide in shadow of Earth while Earth orbits around the sun to produce a partial lunar eclipse.

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India’s ISRO preparing for Venus mission

As per latest amazing news of science field, the ISRO community is planning for an Indian scientific mission to Venus and if all will be ahead as per plans then its launching date may be set to May 20, 2015.

Overall planning has announced by M S Anurup of Isro at the 17th National Space Science Symposium. The main targeted point for Indian mission to Venus is to study its atmospheric content and to examine the origin and evolution of terrestrial planets.

As per report, the thought is come out from the success of the Chandrayaan-1 mission that defined that India has the capability to launch a mission to Venus.

In this study, ISRO community set a spacecraft that will be used to make Venus mission possible would have bound with five scientific instruments. But the type of rocket, spacecraft’s jet engine, has yet not chosen.

The community has three options- the advanced version of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-XL), the Geo Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and the newer version of the GSLV designated as GSLV Mark3. The rocket could be one of them.

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Celestial Show: Check Out The Planets In The Sky

Celestial Show 300x277 Celestial Show: Check Out The Planets In The SkyJupiter, Venus and Mars these Earth’s three neighboring planets will be seen close together lightening up the heaven after sunset as a celestial spectacle.

Interesting fact is that celestial spectacles that await astro-enthusiasts for a long time are seen for the next three-four nights.

The night sky over Mumbai will play host to see a pleasing sight of these three bright planets that will be lined up.

The professor Mayank Vahia from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) concluded, “Mars takes more than a year to go around the Sun and Venus takes 200 odd days. Jupiter, of course, takes 12 years, so generally they’re not in the same part of the sky. So it’ll be quite a pleasing sight to see these bright planets all lined up and visible to the naked eye. But that’s all it is, a pretty sight. The convergence of the planets in the same part of the sky is of no significance by astronomy standards.”

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