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

Links to external websites

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