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

Links to external websites

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