venus transit color

The sun with Venus in transit, from Mount Wilson Observatory, June 5, 2012. Here is a version in black and white. An image from the early stages of the transit can be seen here. You might also enjoy this movie of a surprise double transit!

Unfortunately, the best seeing of the visit to Mount Wilson came the day before the transit. Check out this view of the sun from June 4. Phil Plait shared these images in his great blog, Bad Astronomy.

June 5, 2012/ captured with Little Big Man, PGR Grasshopper Express 6 megapixel camera

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