transit of venus 2012

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Transit of Venus seen from the small telescope of a sidewalk astronomer (San Francisco)

The image of the sun is inverted by the telescope.­ The black dot is planet Venus transiting in front of the sun.­ The smaller spots are sunspots.­

View my other photos of the Transit of Venus. This is a rare astronomical event: The next time this will happen is in year 2117.­

The sky looks black through the telescope because of the very dark filter used to attenuate the brightness of the sun.­

For more information about the Transit of Venus, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Transit_­of_­Venus.

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