The Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on June 5th 2012. Something seems to have captured their attention as they all gaze skywards.
What could it be ?
Well they are obviously all observing the transit of Venus across the Sun … apart from Harry who seems to have his eyes fixed on another heavenly body.
Oh … and while we’re about it here is a very nice You Tube clip of the transit taken in Texas.
And the event as recorded by NASA here.
This event will not be repeated until the year 2117
Fortunately … there are a few connections between Venus and 1951.
This is a picture of the front cover of a science-fiction comic published in 1951 called Earthman on Venus.
And here is the front cover of a Marvel Comic called VENUS published in February 1951.
VENUS … Volume 1 # 12 published February 1951.