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The Transit of Venus wowed sky watchers worldwide. Enjoy this slideshow with impressions from all over the world:
The resident Expedition 31 crew took advantage of their guaranteed cloudless vantage point on board the International Space Station to observe the overnight transit of Venus across the Sun. Of course you should never look directly at the Sun and … Continue reading
[youtube HGDiXBzQWJw nolink] Almost the whole Venus transit could be captured despite of some clouds did get into the way of those observing the transit of Venus in Canberra, Australia. Credit: ESA – M. Castillo, M. Sanchez Portal, S. Martinez.
[youtube KaUHFcSLJEE nolink] Cloudy weather did impact on the Venus transit observations at Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen. Still most of the Venus transit could be captured. Credit: ESA – M. Breitfellner, M. Perez, S. Martinez.
Venus transit observation teams at Longyearbyen prepare their telescopes to observe the transit of Venus. Impressions of the the different teams while they observe the transit. Longyearbyen is one of the few places in Europe where the whole 2012 transit … Continue reading
Sky watchers in the US state Arizona were blessed with clear skies during the whole transit. One of the lucky observers caught this photo of Venus passing the sun on June 5 using a calcium filter in the ultraviolet spectrum. … Continue reading