By Jamie Link

Venus Transit 2012

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
State/Province/Region
IL
Country
US
Nearest Area
River North
Town
Chicago
Description

Since the Venus Transit wont happen again for another 105 years, I made sure I was in a prime position to photograph it yesterday. A "Transit" is one of the most rare astronomical events due to the fact that orbits are tilted. It happens when either of the planets with smaller orbital paths than the Earth align and from our view here on the Earth, the planet appears and crosses the solar disk of the Sun. The Venus Transit happens in pairs 8 years apart, followed by a gap of over a century before the next pair. Only 8 Venus Transits (including 2012) have occurred since the invention of the telescope and only 4 since the invention of the camera. Here is the transit as the Sun sets over the horizon in Chicago Il. FYI: I had someone message me about "dust" on my sensor and I wanted to clear up any confusion. There are two spots on the solar disk in this photo. The large one is venus, and the smaller one is sunspot AR1494, which is caused by intense magnetic activity and harbors energy for C-class solar flares... www.jamielinkphotography.com

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Date Added
September 9, 2012
Date Taken
September 9, 2012

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