Venus Transit Across the Sun 2012

June 5-6 (depending on location) was your last chance ever to see Venus traveling across the face of the sun.  This event will recur in 2117, when my great-grandchildren will be 60 or 65 years old.

I caught photos of the event in far Western Illinois by holding a filter up to my camera and only looking at the camera’s screen.

At 5:24 p.m. Venus is visible in the top right quadrant, just entering the sun as viewed from Earth.

Venus transit, 5:37 p.m. Clearly visible round planet in the upper right quadrant of the sun.

Venus Transit, 7:35 p.m. A few minutes before sunset. The two biggest sunspots are also visible.

I have several more photos to add to this post in the future.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by thebeadden on June 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    That is just amazing! What kind of filter did you use? Thanks for sharing this.

    Reply

  2. This is awesome. The first blog I’ve shown my kids and they actually wanted to see it! Thanks!

    Reply

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