Venus Solar Transit

Venus Solar Transit

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The much anticipated Venus solar transit of June 6, 1012 was obscured by fog and clouds at Stardust Observatory, Baguio all day. I was however lucky enough to catch a single brief thinning in the clouds and capture the event a few minutes just before third contact. The clouds quickly closed thereafter and were followed by a drizzle that prevented me from capturing the illuminated aureola or atmosphere as the profile of Venus’ disk traveled across the edge of the Sun. The whole cloudy event was never the less quite impressive to behold.

Date Imaged       :

June 6, 2012 04:26UT

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5

Camera       :

Dragonfly 2

Filter       :

Baader Herschel Wedge

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio