I could see the nasa live video in your streaming and there was a text - message below the video-window which told, that this was "covered by clouds in germany". I thought, what a pitty, the clouds in germany and now i [...]
I could see the nasa live video in your streaming and there was a text - message below the video-window which told, that this was "covered by clouds in germany". I thought, what a pitty, the clouds in germany and now i cannot see it in reality. Therefore, i have to believe the nasa-video. I cannot have a proof by looking at it with my own eyes.
But - what is that ? There is a hole in the walls around me in my room. I looked suddenly through a solid but nevertheless transparent "windows-glass" into the actual real sky, it was blue an sun was shining. The other scenes were realistic too. A house, some trees, some real shapes and shadows - this must be the "reality", of which our parents have reported and told us in our childhood.
Now ! i can go out of my rooms on to the outer floors and perhaps i can see the "real sun" with this real small round black area on it, which is show by nasa video and which was at the same universal time broadcasted through the internet portal of deutschland radio in the morning news at 0630.
Now i am in my shoes and leave my luggage, down open the door, -and-. yeah ! the sun is visible, there are no, absolutely no "clouds" in "germany" from my point of view !!
sudenly i feel the connection again, which is between this point on the earth, whre i stand on my feet, look at the same sun, which ist observed by those people in hawaii aloha ! It ist the same sun !
- But- what is about the small dark area the "venus" on the strong shining yellow big circle on the sky there out ?
I look into the sun.
I am blind by the strong light and see - nothing-.
damnned, they said it ist only visible for 20 Minutes less and then the next chance is in 100 years. what can i do ?
thinking... have any idea ? dark glasses.. yes, a piece of Windows glass hold it over a flame of a candlelight or a match, any flame, .. yes i remember, don´t look into the sun without a protection... this will make you blind an make a serious harm on the background of the eye, okay, i remember that. But now, coming emotional impact, i want to look for any peace of glass. ... i going upstairs to my flat with two stairs on one step .. open the door, the key, make it a little faster, the time is running...
yes, where is any glass, any peace of glass, ?
i dont have one,
think.. think., little brain.. make a solution, hurry up ! i m talking silent with my brain...
Now ! yes ! I got it ! i have this little tee lights, they are made of carbonhydrats, when they are on fire, i can have the carbon in the flame. I getting and enlighting the teelight in one movement, taking my glasses (for optical correction of my vision) from my nose and hold it quickly over the flame, yes a dark shadow come instantly on the glass. Stop- is it polymthylmetacrylat-glass and therfore will be burniung away or shrinking or something like that ? no, i rememder i have on of these old real glass glasse - i continue and relaxing about that.
now i move one of my glasses with small movements right over the flame, just i n the flame and a have a quite good black and opac intransparent area on the glass. i put the glasses back on my nose. on half on the world is lost in black and dark, the other eye is free and all is like it was bevor.
Now i come back ouside on the street, some people goin to work on foot, or driving by car. I look into the sun, with one eye open behind my dark glass. okay ! i can see the sun now as a yellow but dark-yellow circle, it is not much shining and dazzling. but - it is too small, i see only a few marginal black points on the surface of the sun, which could be some dark points on my retina in my eye.
okay - think.. thin... the time is going on and there are only a few minutes to take the chance of watching this venus-transit and to be a part of the global terestrian and space affords to understand and watch this phenomen, like Johannes Kepler and James cook did it in 1769 250 years ago.. think..think who can i enlarge the picture, that i see ?
The digital camera ! no, it woul not give a sharp picture, because of the lens properties of my glasses and it woul last too long time, to figure and pixel this out..
other possibilities ? alternatives ! yeah the binoculars of my father, has a magnification factor of 10 x 50 and can hold and adjusted for eye-correction right in front of the eyes... a moment later i am in my rooms again, taking three stairs one one step this time... in a hurry now..
where is the binocular !?
after short looking for the crap thing i find it .. i tear off the case, in a hurry,.. i remove the caps .. come..come.. i hold it in front of my dark from the candle light soot glasse and have a testing short view throuht it - okay it seems reasonable, now quickly outdoor again... down the stairs, i am on the street, there is the sun, no clouds, 0640 all this tokk 10 minutes, and my legs and my movements become suddenly very sott and slow, why ?
okay, i explain, if i take a binocular in front of my eyes and aim it to the sun, then i do something very dangerous ! why ? the energy of the sun is quite high and is concentrated by the binocular, so i get a hot spot on the retina which can destroy my eye-light for ever ! So never do this ! never hold a binocular in front of your eyes and look straight into the sun ! Not even one second ! This is therfore given without any permission ore advice of repetition without the assistance of a scientist of astronomy or physics! dangerous !
Now, very careful i put the biokular in position in front of the black area of the glasses, the other eye is closed. i am very carefully blinking ! with that eye which is behind the binokular and behind the dark glass. i djust the sharpness of the binocular for my eyes with some quick and routined movements of a veteran in optics and sciences.. i can see the sun now ver large in the binocular - and i see a small black circle shaped aerea like a "hole" on the upper half in a reagion very near to the above edge of the sundisc on the right. This is obviously the planet venus. But the picture is very different from the video-stream which comes over internet. it is inverted, the venus is passing the upper region and not the lower half of the sundisk. mh.. well, maybe, there is some mistake in the computer, but - i have seen it, myself, and i am standing with my feet on this same ground as the other people over there in america, i am in berlin, and i have seen it. no one coul ever tell me, that this was manipulated by the nasa, or something like that. But i grant to all conspirators, it was inverted, the venus was not on the lower half, but is was on the upper half. may be, this is not very important. But i have to tell it to my wife, when she awakes, or, mh, okay, i better forget it. and let it be, as it is.
on my way back into my room i was a little full of thought, but not blocked, but streaming was the feeling. A young neighboour passed the door in the other direction, as i entered the building again. "goog morning" and "please" he said friendly, holding the door open with his hand, allowing an old man to pass the door first, as it is given by the common right of the elder people to got first through a small and close pass.
in the internet stream i saw and heard the crew of the nasa-video broadcast. This was one of the most interesting mornings in the last years to me, best wishes and thanks to the team !
Dr. u.s. berlin