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Friday, June 8, 2012

Transit of Venus sky

The 2012 transit is over - I'm sure there are many fine images and movies of it.  I imagine Capt Cook would be astonished at the modern technology we applied to this event compared to his trip to Tahiti.  But one thing hasn't changed: there's still weather to contend with.  Here in the Schenectady area, we had solid overcast skies all day, with just a bit of a break around 5:00 PM.  This is what that break looked like.  Fortunately, I had two nice openings just as it began and just as the sun was about to sink below the horizon.

A group of photobloggers post a photo of their skies each Friday - it's called Skywatch Friday. Click the link to see photos from round the world.

F Number8.0
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length14.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/500
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

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  1. I joined hundreds of Oaklanders who went up to the Chabot Science Center to observe the T of V. We had multiple telescopes, live feeds from NASA and Muana Loa, and our own cheap sun goggles to directly observe for ourselves. We lucked out and had sunny, cloudless weather. Not something you can count on here in summer. Very cool.


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