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Venus transit

Published June 7th, 2012

That day should have been a very special day... the second planet of our Solar system – Venus was about to pass in front of the solar disk in early hours of 6th June 2012 making it a rare view for humans...

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Solar filter

To be able to take some pictures of that special event I bought a solar safety film and created a holder for my lens.

  • June 6th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 40mm / f/5.6 / 1/50 sec
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Me at my favourite spotplace

  • June 6th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 19mm / f/6.3 / 1/80 sec
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Sunrise

I've set up my alarm clock to 4 AM to get ready for sunrise with the transit already in progress on sunrise, hoping that weather conditions would be good enough to see something during two hours which were given to us in the Czech Republic in early morning.
The weather was perfect, just with few slight curtains of cirrus clouds… some of them possibly as a remains of contrails. So I took my equipment and drove to my favorite spot place a couple of kilometers from my home where I was about to welcome the sunrise with the Venus already in front of the disk.

  • June 6th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 200mm / f/8 / 1/125 sec
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Overall view

  • June 6th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 127mm / f/8 / 1/320 sec
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Sunrise with Venus in front

As the sun went up it revealed slight cloud layers in the atmosphere which caused dramatic disturbances in otherwise strict solar circle. That was very photogenic…

  • June 6th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/400 sec
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Venus transit...

... with atmospheric disturbances...

  • June 6th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/3.333333 sec
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Venus

  • June 6th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/20 sec

Venus transit with clouds

  • June 6th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 400mm / f/6.3 / 1/100 sec
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Valley fog

It is worth of saying that that morning was quite cold… just about 2 or 4 degrees Celsius which is not comfortable at all in the month of June. But due to that I was able to see some valley fogs. The Moon was also on the scene but on the opposite site… “watching” the event with me from my behind.

  • June 6th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 200mm / f/4 / 1/250 sec
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Early morning Moon

  • June 6th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 200mm / f/4 / 1/250 sec

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yoJoebosolo
Joe Stiff (inactive)  about 6 years ago

awesome :)

CLearPhoto
C. Lear  about 6 years ago

Great series... Like+