This is an image of the 2012 transit of Venus across the Sun taken from Scottsdale, Arizona. Venus was still in transit when the Sun set in Arizona. I traveled to Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean to see the 2004 transit of Venus, and was able to observe the entire transit from that location. There will not be another transit of Venus until 2117.
This image was taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel SLR camera on a Takahashi FCT-150 refractor on a Takahashi NJP mount using a Thousand Oaks Optical Type 2+ solar filter. This image was taken from my backyard in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Sun & Venus
June 5, 2012
Image by Sid Leach
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