I have to admit I do have a tendency to get a bit star struck. Not the celebrity kind, the astronomical ones.
From a very young age I remember staring at the night sky in total awe.
My favourite smartphone app is the Sky Map.
To me there’s nothing quite so romantic as being with the one you love and watching a meteor shower or catching sight of a ‘shooting star’, as we grew up calling them.
And watching the start of the Transit of Venus this morning I’m convinced that’s one of the reasons I am with my husband today.
A fellow journalist, he’s been writing a few stories about this event so it was no real surprise when he said we were going to pick up some solar glasses so we could look directly at the Sun and see it.
It was a no-brainer that we would go somewhere together to do this.
Viewing the transit of Venus 2012
But I never expected to get the viewing we did.
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