Venus Transit, June 5 2012

"There's a big black spot on the sun today ..."

The only Venus transit visible from here in my lifetime. I was very happy that the weather cooperated so well.

Blog post with more discussion of the event here: There's a big black spot on the sun today ...

The transit begins

It progressed slowly all afternoon

We took a break for dinner, then drove up the hill to get a sunset view

With the sun low in the clouds, the filter came off the camera

Even after the sun was gone, the clouds made a lovely sunset

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