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torsdag 7 juni 2012
Transit of Venus / Venus-passasjen
On June 6, the much anticipated transit
of Venus took place. This historical event was witnessed by millions of people all over the world. For me, it was the first time I observed a transit of Venus since I didn`t see the last one in 2004.
With midnight sun here in Northern Norway the transit of Venus was an amazing sight and below are two (of many) pictures taken of the transit.
Transit of Venus as seen from Stø in Vesterålen, Norway.
Close up during ingress, when the disk of Venus enters the sun’s disk
Later in the evening (=early morning), Venus passed by the many sun-spots that were covering the solar disc.
Early morning - Venus has now reached more than half of its path across the Sun`s disc.