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).
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.
Related Venus Transit 2004 Links
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