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Old 06-06-2012, 04:33 AM   #16
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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.

We are so small...
Does it ever.
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I got about an hour's total viewing time during sun breaks between clouds and rain showers. It was enough to satisfy me. Got to see 1st and 2nd contact and the whole ingress. Got one last glimpse shortly before sunset. Watched the egress on the live NASA Edge video stream. Awesome experience and I'm glad I got to see it with my own eyes.
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I got about an hour's total viewing time during sun breaks between clouds and rain showers. It was enough to satisfy me. Got to see 1st and 2nd contact and the whole ingress. Got one last glimpse shortly before sunset. Watched the egress on the live NASA Edge video stream. Awesome experience and I'm glad I got to see it with my own eyes.
Agreed, it is so awe inspiring and humbling to see how massive the rest of the universe is.
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NASA | SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit
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That is an awesome view, love the surface of the sun being visible.
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Awesome pics. This was one of the things I was looking forward to down here. Clouds never broke for me. Figures though barley every rains here. Lmao.
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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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Here's another real nice shot during the transit:

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That is an awesome shot
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