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THE TRANSIT OF VENUS.

[bt telegraph.] ; < . Auckland, To-day. The American observation party report that the observations of the transit of , Yeans this morning were veiy successful. Twenty-four photographs were taken up to the time of the external contact, when a thin hajse prevented further photographiug, the clouds not interfering with the telescopic observations. The observers say .they have never seen such successful results. The photographs will be sent to . .. America by the next outward steamer and the one one following, to prevent : incidents. The party then go to Sydney for the purpose of continuing their pendu- , . lam experiments. ■ New Plymouth, To-day. Although at times clouds passed over . the sun dering the transit, at the time of - the internal contact at egress the sun was , ■ clear, and an excellent observation was .taken here, hut the external egress was not seen. The observations were taken , , by Ms Humphries, Chief Surveyor, and Mr O’Donahoo (Mr O’Donahoo was sur- :>• keying in the Ashburton district a year ago) who was about a hundred yards from the maio observatory. On comparing the records , there was only one second diferenee between the two observations. * , v Wellington, To-day. > An excellent observation of the transit of Venus waa obtained this morning. The weather was fine and clear, with a cloudless aky. Komaba, To-day. ' The transit of Venus was observed here .Abia .morning. The clouds obscured the •un till 6.45 a.m., but occasional glimpses of the placet were seen till 7.20. The in-

te'nal and ex ernA ooMai ta at egress were obscured by den.se • loudf. CHRISTCHURCH, T.-dny. For some little time after sunrise this morning light cirrus clouds proved an obstacle to the clear definition i f t ho transit of Venus, but during tl e later stages the atmosphere was perfectly clear. An immense number of people were watching the phenomenon. The operations of the English observers at Burnham were highly successful. Dunedin, To-day. The transit was well observed here for quite three - quarters of an hour, the Government observers say with excellent results. [REUTER’S TELEGRAMS —COPYRIGHT.] [Received Dec. 6,2 p.m.] Melbourne, To-day. The observation of the transit of Vonus from the Melbourne station was successful. It was somewhat cloudy at sunrise, but the clouds cleared off before the critical time. Twenty-three good photographs were obtained. Observations at Gippsland station were not successful. The weather was misty, and rain was falling.

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THE TRANSIT OF VENUS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 812, 7 December 1882

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THE TRANSIT OF VENUS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 812, 7 December 1882

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