Venus Transit

This morning was the last chance for over a century to witness Venus transiting the Sun.

I got up at 4:00 to make sure I got at least a few good shots. After cycling to a nearby golf course to get an unrestricted view of the Sun, which had just risen, I got a few good snaps there. I ended up getting the best photos in our front yard though, after the clouds had cleared.

Lessons learned: buy a better camera before December 2117. Here are a few photos of the 2012 Venus transit taken from Tampere, Finland with a Canon G7, using some AstroSolar film to filter sunlight.

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