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The Transit of Venus: June 5th-6th 2012

Published by Debs Slater · June 6th 2012

Yesterday, a last-in-a-lifetime event occurred; the planet Venus passed between the Earth and the Sun. With the next transit of Venus not due to take place until December 2117, many photographers worldwide took the opportunity to capture the historic moment.

Even some of the 500px team attempted to witness the transit using a pinhole projector method. It was an admirable effort by our Customer Support Rep Samantha who fashioned the projector out of a cereal box and a tinfoil tray (from our delicious lunch yesterday). Sadly, we failed miserably and, after ten minutes standing on the street outside the office, gave up.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to us, our COO Evgeny had escaped to Riverdale Park in Toronto where he was much more successful, capturing this awesome shot...

Venus on Yellow Plate by Evgeny Tchebotarev (tchebotarev) on 500px.com
Venus on Yellow Plate by Evgeny Tchebotarev

Tons of transits!

And Evgeny wasn’t the only one to share a Venus transit image on 500px. Lots of you were out there capturing the tiny black dot of Venus moving across the Sun. Here are some of those incredible shots:

Earlier today across various social media sites we announced that we’d choose our favourite Venus photograph shared by a member and grant the talented photographer a one year Plus account. And we can now tell you that the winner is... Kim Carter! Congratulations!

     

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summersmoore1
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Summers Moore  about 2 years ago
really amazing
kombizz
kombizz kashani  about 2 years ago
For sure, they are interesting spheres to look at
VinceSmith
V. Paul Smith  about 2 years ago
http://500px.com/photo/8328150
amityaadav
Amit Yadav  about 2 years ago
Thank You for featuring my photograph! I did not plan this in advance or would have rented a zoom lens for better resolution instead had to crop the picture to a great degree to get a close up of the sun!
doffactory
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DOF Factory  about 2 years ago
lovely! I have there my choice :P
kimc
kim carter  about 2 years ago
Cool! Thanks so much! What a priviledge it was to be able to shoot it. It was cloudly most of the day so I feel lucky that I had a short window that is was visible. :)
Gessen
Igor Salnikov  about 2 years ago
Thanks and look at my view: http://500px.com/Gessen
Gessen
Igor Salnikov  about 2 years ago
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caltek
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Jay Callaghan  about 2 years ago
nicely done. Was able to get one myself on my DSLR without a filter. http://500px.com/photo/8315184
Ryan_Helweg
Ryan Helweg  about 2 years ago
Thank you for featuring my photo!! Great work to everyone else featured as well!!
detula
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Diana Tula  about 2 years ago
Such amazing shots :) It is really incredible that such event can be witnessed once every 105 years, and that we are the lucky generation!
Larryplatt
larry platt  about 2 years ago
http://500px.com/photo/8330553

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