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I also think of the motion of a mote of dust in a very gentle breeze,
backlit by the sun.

Overly poetic, I know, but that's how I imagine Venus transiting the sun.

2012/6/7 Sam Stutter <[log in to unmask]>

> Do remember that "planet" comes from "to wander".
>
> We might know that they follow set regular orbits which can be
> mathematically predicted, but from a subjective viewpoint, they do seem
> pretty aimless.
>
> Sam Stutter
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> "No e na'l cu barri"
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> On 7 Jun 2012, at 19:12, Daniel Bowman wrote:
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> >>
> >> A leaf being blown by
> >> hurricane winds is being influenced by the wind currents as is the
> >> aforementioned leaf, but it is hardly drifting!  Venus traveling at
> 17,000+
> >> km./sec. is not drifting.  On the other hand, viewed against the
> vastness
> >> of
> >> the sun, it sure looks that way.
> >>
> >> Charlie
> >>
> >
> > The calm, steady movement reminds me of the motion of an airborne object,
> > such as a balloon, as it drifts through the sky.  I am reminded of seeing
> > Mercury transit the sun in the year 2000.  It moved very slowly across
> the
> > face of the sun.  To my mind, it "drifted" across the sun.
>