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    Last Chance for Transit of Venus

  • John McKay

    THE RARE TRANSIT OF VENUS across the face of the Sun in 2004 was photographed widely from Europe, to Asia to Africa and North America by professionals and amateurs. North Carolina based photographer David Cortner explains how he made the photograph, which was featured on Astronomy Picture of the Day: “I made this photo on a rainy morning from an overlook above North Carolina’s Catawba River. The sky was clear for only a few minutes, just long enough to grab this photo with a Nikon DSLR and a 5-i

  • Melody Kiriakidis

    A Picturesque Venus Transit (Image Credit : David Cortner) The rare transit of Venus across the face of the Sun in 2004 was one of the better-photographed events in sky history. Both scientific and artistic images flooded in from the areas that could see the transit: Europe and much of Asia, Africa, and North America. Scientifically, solar photographers confirmed that the black drop effect is really better related to the viewing clarity of the camera or telescope than the atmosphere of Venus.

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Transit of Venus. i got to see this last night! :D won't happen again for another 110 years

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Venus will transit the sun on June 5, 2012. You will be able to see this celestial event (wearing appropriate eye protection!) at dusk in the United States. This will be the one and only time you will be able to view the Transit of Venus as it will not occur again until 2117. Read technical information about the transit on the NASA website.

Occurring in pairs separated by over a hundred years, there have now been only eight transits of Venus since the invention of the telescope in 1608. The next will be in December of 2117. But many modern telescopes and cameras were trained on this week's Venus transit, capturing the planet in rare silhouette against the Sun. In this sharp telescopic view from Georgia.

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