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.”
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!
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!