|Venus in transit. June 5, 2012.|
If Venus is only going to do this once, then wait another 100 years, then I should see it now. Something centennial captures intrigue simply because we start imagining that we might place ourselves in time with this event. We were here. We are happening also. This image of Venus crossing the Sun can be etched into something more fool proof. I think we can circle it's shadow dots and count to five. That is easy enough. But try imagining what space holds on either end of its travels and then we seep into a darkness. A circular or pendular or planar trip.