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Astronomy Pictures from the University Lowbrow Astronomers: The 2004 Transit of Venus

The 2004 Transit of Venus
by Brian Ottum

On rare occasions, Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun. During the twenty-first century, it will happen twice, once in the year 2004, and once in the year 2012. Such events are called Venus Transits.

The following photograph was taken during the last Venus Transit (the morning of June 8, 2004).

Venus Transit

This unfiltered exposure was taken with a Canon 10D DSLR and a thirty year old [orange tube] Celestron 8. Brian was in his neighbor’s back yard in order to get a clear horizon. The sun rose through layers of clouds, adding the colored shading.

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