The Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy states that a transit is "the passage of one object across another of larger apparent diameter, such as Mercury and Venus in front of the Sun, or its shadow across the face of a planet."
Who's up for witnessing this one?
Presently speaking the rule of thumb:
DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN, as its rays will blind you—many astronomy companies sell special filters for such events.
Maybe in a hundred years, humanity will be able to clone new eyeballs for people who accidentally blind themselves during this event.
Question: how do I store a bottle of Suntory Yamazaki single malt 50-year-old whiskey? By the time this astronomical event occurs, it will be 150 year old whiskey.
Anybody who accompanies me to watch this event will get a double shot of 150 year old whiskey ... if they bring something more substantial than chips or grapes to share with the group.
I'll likely have to decline as my likelihood of being...well, it just aint too likely in present form. Perhaps a reincarnated self will be able - um, what'll your name be then?
Question: His do I store a bottle...single malt 50-year-old whiskey?
By the time this astronomical event occurs it will be 150 year old whiskey.
One method is to drain the bottle dry this year (drink it now!). If held on for the next 100 years, just keep it out of the sunlight and in a cool place. Is there a dungeon available for long term leasing? The cool dark storage offers an indefinite storage span.
And if it has a cork, which many of the finer quality whiskeys have, check the cork occasionally as they have an annoying habit of deterioration. That of course would ruin the beverage.
In the meantime, a little traveling music from Shocking Blue (I prefer theirs over Bananarama):
Thu 29 Jun, 2017 01:42 pm
You can count on me. I bought a few crates of Twinkies last year to serve for the occasion.