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Old 7th November 2019, 04:10 PM   #26
Skeptic Ginger
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Originally Posted by Notrump View Post
Thanks for your helpful input, Ginger. However, let's remind folks that viewing a transit by naked eye can cause blindness. That is even more certain with binoculars or telescopes unless adequate filters have been fitted, or a projection method is employed. For most people, watching a live presentation online would be the most prudent option.
Reminder is fine. I have proper sun viewing wielder's glass and proper protection when I use the binocs on the Sun. You must put the filter on the light coming into the binocs and not just covering your eyes.

I've been viewing sunspots for more than 2 decades. I must be doing it right.

Looking at that chart, it looks like this is the last of 'frequent' passes. The next one isn't until 2032. While past recent transits were more frequent.

BTW, I absolutely love your posts and your website.

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