1]CLICK= venus moves
92- And to recite the Quran “Whoever comes to guidance does for himself; and if any stray, say “I am only a warner.”
93- Say “All praise be to God. He will show you His signs, and you will recognize them. Your Lord is never unaware of anything you do.”
27. The Ant, 92-93
The verse number 93 above predicts that God will reveal His miracles sometime in the future. The miraculous statements of the Quran are presented separately from the Prophet’s(darood) sayings. Even if all the knowledge of the Prophet’s (Darood)era were put together, it would not suffice to vie with these miracles. Had the author of these miracles been Muhammad(Darood) of the deserts himself, he would have used them in order to impress his own people, to demonstrate them the perfection of the Quran and to put an end to their recalcitrance. The Muslim world itself was unaware of these miracles until quite recently, namely up until 40 years ago. God reveals His miracles when the time is ripe. Persons of sound mind and clear conscience will appreciate these miracles, praise God and thank Him.
20- They say “How is it that no sign was sent to him by His Lord. Whatever can not be perceived belongs to God. So wait and I am waiting with you.”
10. Jonah, 20
The fact that God will show His miracles in the future is also confirmed in the above verse. Disbelievers insist on miracles, and yet when they see one performed they pursue in their disbelief. It is clear that the insistence of disbelievers is far from an honest demand, and it is antagonism for antagonism’s sake.
Venus creep across the surface of the sun [on-06.06.2012]:-
For the last time in 105 years, Earthlings and astronauts watched the planet Venus creep across the surface of the sun during a nearly seven-hour transit.
The prime viewing zone took in most of the Americas, the Pacific and Asia. But even if you weren’t in the transit zone itself, or even if the weather was lousy (as it was for me in the Seattle area), you could get in on the action over the Internet, thanks to NASA and more than a dozen other webcasters. Pictures and videos were streaming in, from around the globe as well as from the orbiting International Space Station. Here’s a sampling:
NASA via Reuters
An image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the planet Venus in the midst of crossing over the edge of the sun’s disk, as seen from Earth, at the beginning of its last-in-a-lifetime transit.
Don Pettit / NASA
This is one of the first pictures of a transit of Venus taken by an astronaut in outer space. NASA astronaut Don Pettit snapped the picture through a solar filter from the International Space Station. Check Johnson Space Center’s Flickr gallery for more views from space.
NASA via Reuters
An extreme ultraviolet picture of the sun from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the planet Venus in transit, as well as dramatic swirls of solar activity.
Andrew Burton / Getty Images
New Yorkers observe the last-in-a-lifetime transit of Venus from the High Line park.
Stan Honda / AFP – Getty Images
Clouds partially obscure the sun during the transit of Venus, as seen from New York’s Riverside Park.
Andy Clark / Reuters
Astronomer Raminder Samra tries to get the view of Venus crossing the Sun using a shadow on a piece of paper and the telescope at the MacMillan Southam Observatory in Vancouver, British Columbia. Unfortunately, cloud cover prevented a proper view of celestial event.
Submitted by Robert Wetzel / UGC
Robert Wetzel sent in this picture of the Venus transit from San Diego, using msnbc.com’s FirstPerson photo-sharing tool. The picture was taken using a Celestron G5 telescope and a Nikon D300 camera with a solar filter. Focal length is approximately 1875mm.
NASA / SDO, HMI
Multiple images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory were combined to produce this picture tracking Venus’ path from one side of the sun to the other.
The first scientific observation of a Venus transit took place in 1639, and there have been six other transits since then. Because of the orbital mechanics of our solar system, Venus can be seen crossing the sun’s disk from Earth in pairs of occurrences separated by eight years. There are gaps of either 105.5 or 121.5 years between one pair and the next. One transit took place in 2004, and today’s crossing was the second transit of the pair. The next transit won’t be seen until the year 2117 — thus, this was the last event of its kind that anyone alive today is likely to see.
Scientifically speaking, the most important moments came when Venus crossed the edge of the sun’s disk. That’s when the sunlight refracted by Venus’ atmosphere could be most easily detected, revealing the atmosphere’s chemical signature. Astronomers eventually hope to use a similar technique to analyze the atmosphere of Earthlike planets passing across alien suns, so this transit provided a good practice run for the technique. Even the Hubble Space Telescope tried out the method, checking the characteristics of the sunlight reflected by the moon during the transit. We’ll be hearing more about the results of those experiments in the weeks ahead.
But there’s more than science involved here: Sue Ah Chim, a researcher at the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute in South Korea, told The Associated Press that he hoped the transit would lead people to see life from a larger perspective and “not get caught up in their small, everyday problems.”
“When you think about it from the context of the universe, 105 years is a very short period of time, and the earth is only a small, pale blue spot,” he said.
At Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory, Jamie Jetton and her two nephews from Arizona, aged 6 and 11, sported sun-viewing glasses as the followed the transit. “It’s an experience,” she told AP. “It’s something we’ll talk about for the rest of our lives.”
Venus on the move
The planet Venus passes across the sun, an astronomical event that won’t be seen again until 2117. NBC’s Mike Taibbi reports.
>>> what’s happening tonight in the sky will never happen again in our lifetime, most of us. the planet venus is passing between us and the sun. once it’s over it won’t happen again until 2117. a lot of folks are gathering to watch safely. mike taibbi is among them in griffith park in l.a.
>> reporter: a festive afternoon here at l.a.’s griffith observatory . it started at 3:07 pacific time . though it’s not technically an eclipse, you have to wear eclipse caliber eye protection to see it happen. it’s not as dramatic as a lunar or solar eclipse . no suddenly darkened skies. a transit of venus shows itself as a distinct dark dot inching slowly across the face of the sun. it takes just under seven hours for the dot to move across the sun. hawaii is a prime viewing spot and then moving across europe and the rest of the eastern hemisphere wednesday morning. nasa is streaming for those who want to follow on screen. for hundreds of astronomy bfs donning these special glasses is the only way to go.
>> it’s a once in a lifetime feeling.
>> there’s purely scientific events beyond their rarity. the last one in 2004 . astronomers learn more during their duration of the universe beyond our solar system . more than 60 additional planets have been discovered circling their own sons.
>> in the history of astrong me it’s important, because it’s linked to the successful understanding of how the solar system is laid out.
>> among those with the best view, the astronauts aboard the insister national space station . no matter how excited you might be to see it, don’t look toward the sun without proper protection. now, only six of these transits have been observed since they were first discovered in the 17th century . if you miss this one, the next one is on december 10th of the year 2117.
>> cool stuff. you’re in a great spot to see it.