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Old 05-21-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default 2012-06-5,6 Venus solar transit

OK next up on the astronomical photo opportunity agenda:

The previous pair of transits were in December 1874 and December 1882. After 2012, the next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125

This will be visible over the day lit areas of the Earth that aren't obscured with clouds. The Western continental US, Canada and Mexico will see the first half of the transit before sunset. Hawaii and Alaska will get a few more hours.

http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2012/transit/

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/venus0412.html

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html

http://www.lunarplanner.com/HCpages/Venus.html
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Nice info, got to get that solar filter for sure now.
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Thanks for the info, I love things like this
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OK next up on the astronomical photo opportunity agenda:

The previous pair of transits were in December 1874 and December 1882. After 2012, the next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125

This will be visible over the day lit areas of the Earth that aren't obscured with clouds. The Western continental US, Canada and Mexico will see the first half of the transit before sunset. Hawaii and Alaska will get a few more hours.

http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2012/transit/

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/venus0412.html

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html

http://www.lunarplanner.com/HCpages/Venus.html
I plan on seeing this one. On track so far.
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Here's my Bushnell 10x50 binoculars with my DIY Seymour solar filters in place. Hope it's not too cloudy today so I can get some good views of this once in a lifetime event.

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Got a decent shot of Venus early.



Audio I hope you have abundant sunshine.
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I just remembered and snapped a quick pic:

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Sweet looking shot, can't get much more here now thanks to clouds. Hope they clear so I can get another shot or two.
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Dang! Wish I could see it Nice pictures- I'm jealous.
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The clouds decided to part so I took another shot.

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Those pictures are so cool!
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Those pictures are so cool!
When I first got it into focus, it kinda put the whole universe into perspective for just a few seconds.

We are so small...
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:33 AM   #14
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Poor pic, but I was using a telescopic sun filter on a Nikon L120. I'm surprised you can see it at all, haha... This is in Vancouver, WA a few minutes ago.
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When I first got it into focus, it kinda put the whole universe into perspective for just a few seconds.

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Does it ever.
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Great pictures. I didn't have a suitable camera or filters so I just watched the online footage. I would have loved to have seen it directly.
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