Transit of Venus 2012

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Transit of Venus 2012

To experience something once in a lifetime is a phrase used by many but rarely true. That was not the case in June of 2012 as Venus transited the solar disk. For those that missed the 2004 transit this was the last chance because the next time this will happen is another 105 years in to the future. Transits of Venus are rare. They happen in eight-year pairs separated by over a century. No transits of Venus took place during the 20th century.  

Images

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- courtesy of Oscar Martin
The transit in 3D - courtesy of Oscar Martin
- courtesy of Oscar Martin
- courtesy of Oscar Martin
second contact - courtesy of Oscar Martin
- courtesy of Oscar Martin
Here, Venus is passing by an active region on the sun, AS IT IS FLARING!!! ...
The Venus Transit of 2012 in White Light, Hydrogen Alpha and Calcium K freq...
taken with my digital camera in the same setup as the Annular eclipse - cou...
Filmed with my Canon T2i and 250mm lens from Leslie Kothmann\'s backyard in...
Jim and Sherry Gardepe set up on the parking deck of a medical office tower...
Double transit - Venus and a jet. Jim and Sherry Gardepe set up on the park...
Venus mid transit. Jim and Sherry Gardepe set up on the parking deck of a m...
Venus and misty clouds. Jim and Sherry Gardepe set up on the parking deck o...
Venus on the Sun and a bit of cloud. Jim and Sherry Gardepe set up on the p...
Venus on the Sun and a bit of cloud. Jim and Sherry Gardepe set up on the p...
Venus enters the stage. Jim and Sherry Gardepe set up on the parking deck o...
Our pier side set up with Paul Gauguin in background. Getting ready for the...
Bora Bora in the background for our set up in French Polynesia. - courtesy...
Stefan Meyer - Sunrise with Venus from Weener,Germany. Only 20 minutes of t...
Sunrise with Venus from Weener,Germany. Only 20 minutes of the transit was ...
Bill teaches Lars about the finer points of viewing through a hydrgogen-alp...
Projected view of the Transit of Venus with crew from Paul Gauguin cruise s...
Paul and Rande Davis posing with Bill Kramer on the pier in Bora Bora in fr...
Bora Bora craft market vendor enjoying the Transit of Venus by Roger Langto...
Local kids observing the Transit of Venus on Bora Bora by Roger Langton
Hydrogen alpha composite image from Oscar Martin Mesonero in California - c...
Eyepiece projection from Jamaica, photograph by Errol Rickman.
Observing the transit near Ocho Rios with the Astronomical Association of J...
Hazy sunrise Venus Transit from Hamburg Germany - courtesy of Wolfgang Schi...
H-alpha shot, in which I tweaked the color quite a bit to give the sun a mo...
Hydrogen alpha view of the Transit of Venus by David Buchla
Transit of Venus using regular solar filter by David Buchla
End of the tear drop effect. Cannon 400mm with solar filter, slight haze. -...
Tear drop effect. Seeing was not great with slight clouds. We could see the...
The start of the Transit of Venus photographed using a solar filter and Can...
In the late afternoon the transit was finished for us as this cloud front m...
Preparing an observing site on the pier at Bora Bora. The Paul Gauguin crui...
Battery of telescopes on pier at Bora Bora - courtesy of Bill Kramer
Projection from Orion 12 inch on the pier at Bora Bora. - courtesy of Bill ...

Links to external websites

Joe Cali - Australia
BBC report on transit
Report from Oscar Martín, Pablo Gonzalez Peña
Images by Sab Bilsel
SAROS group report
Jay Pasachoff presentation about Transits
Philippe Jacquot, France, Sisteron on the top of the Lure\'s mountain
Variety of images compiled by Nico from Gouda, the Netherlands
Thank You Jeremiah Horrocks - Time lapse video of Transit
Julian Evans blog entry
Alex Conu - Romania
Xavier Jupier from Mauna Loa Solar Observatory
Tora Greve in Narvik - Riksgränsen - Björkliden
YouTube video of Bora Bora Venus Transit
List presented in random order

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