News from the Galaxy : Missing the Visit of Aphrodite

One of the things I am interested in is galactic phenomena. The events like lunar eclipse, shooting stars, solar eclipse, and all that jazz are something I hope not to miss. I remember going to Bali crossing Gilimanuk port to Bali island by ferry. I was going up on deck, sitting on an empty bench. Yes, I intended to see the starlit sky. The ferry was bobbing up and down while I was admiring the sky. I saw some constellations, but don’t ask me which ones- I think I am never good at remembering these. All I remember was that those stars I saw formed a nice pattern in the sky. What a night!

Some explanations about events happen in the galaxy really take my time to understand, and often I give up to understand the scientific explanations. It may sound strange, but I think I just admire those galactic events without having the necessity feeling to understand the process of how they happen.

One moment which is imprinted on my memory up to this moment is the shooting star I saw by accident of course, a long time ago when I was a little. It was stunning. Only recently did I find news on Yahoo.com- Indonesian version about Venus Eclipse. Apparently, I have missed something!

Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, is always seen as brighter than the brighter stars. According to the new format of Wikipedia,

“Venus ‘overtakes’ the Earth every 584 days as it orbits the Sun.As it does so, it changes from the ‘Evening star’, visible after sunset, to the ‘Morning star‘, visible before sunrise.”

Immersion in a Venus Eclipse

In Indonesia, This Evening and Morning Star is called as Bintang Kejora. Venus Eclipse = Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena and currently occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years.- says Wiki. Okay, 243 years from now??You go figure what I mean.

Based on Bosscha Observatory Lembang, Bandung- West Java, Indonesia, this phenomenon could only be seen last May 16th, 2010 in specific regions of Indonesia-mostly in the Central, and Western part of Java, well or so I read. Sadly, I missed the moment!

Good Link of Venus Transit

About Venus

Did you spot Venus( the Morning star) on the sky?

I may miss the extraordinary visit of Aphrodite, but she will always be seen in the morning, and evening. Then, I’ll just say hello!

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3 responses to “News from the Galaxy : Missing the Visit of Aphrodite

  1. I am amazed every time there is a lunar eclipse or a partial eclipse of the sun, total solar eclipses are about as rare as Venus eclipses on any one location. But globally they are not as rare, I hope some day to travel to a location where there will be a solar eclipse, my dad told me about when he experienced one it is something really special. When the moon totally covers the sun you will be able to see the amazing things that goes on on near the surface of the sun. I am also fascinated by all other amazing things that goes on in this “amazing and expanding universe”
    So here is a list of optional places and dates that I could consider…

    Is there anybody who would want to come with me to any of these locations/times?
    <blockquote cite="{Spoken, loosely}
    Whenever life get you down, Mrs. Brown

    And things seem hard or tough

    And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft

    And you feel that you’ve had quite enu-hu-hu-huuuuff


    Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving

    And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,

    That’s orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it’s reckoned,

    A sun that is the source of all our power.

    The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see

    Are moving at a million miles a day

    In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,

    Of the galaxy we call the ‘Milky Way’.

    Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars.

    It’s a hundred thousand light years side to side.

    It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick,

    But out by us, it’s just three thousand light years wide.

    We’re thirty thousand light years from galactic central point.

    We go ’round every two hundred million years,

    And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions

    In this amazing and expanding universe.


    The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding

    In all of the directions it can whizz

    As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,

    Twelve million miles a minute, and that’s the fastest speed there is.

    So remember, when you’re feeling very small and insecure,

    How amazingly unlikely is your birth,

    And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space,

    ‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth.

    And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,

    That’s orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it’s reckoned,

    A sun that is the source of all our power.

    The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see

    Are moving at a million miles a day

    In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,

    Of the galaxy we call the ‘Milky Way’.

    Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars.

    It’s a hundred thousand light years side to side.

    It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick,

    But out by us, it’s just three thousand light years wide.

    We’re thirty thousand light years from galactic central point.

    We go ’round every two hundred million years,

    And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions

    In this amazing and expanding universe.


    The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding

    In all of the directions it can whizz

    As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,

    Twelve million miles a minute, and that’s the fastest speed there is.

    So remember, when you’re feeling very small and insecure,

    How amazingly unlikely is your birth,

    And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space,

    ‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth.

    “>

    • I am going to a wedding soon, so I will need to re-read the Mrs. Brown once again.
      What your dad told you sounded amazing, to be honest I felt goosebumps, it was because the images of nature, galaxy always make me feel so small. But at the same time I always feel excited. I like it when skies are lit by stars! just wonderful! Thanks Jens, I will go back here again, and tell you what I think about Mrs. Brown

  2. And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space,
    ‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth.

    hehehe you mean Aliens?:D but I would say you mean are the astronauts, decent ones who tell us all about what they really see in outer space, and do not spread the info just for the sake of conspiracy:-)

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