Transit of Venus 2012
This is my first (rough) image of the Transit of Venus, which I viewed last night on the shores of an island in Arctic Norway. We were blessed with clear skies throughout, and so we watched the midnight sun dip low on the northern horizon and then rise back up again, as Venus moved across it for 6 hours in the ‘night’.
This was taken through a hydrogen alpha solar telescope, which allows us to see some details on the surface of the sun and the prominences at the edges.
More to come later, especially when I edit the images properly.
[A bit different from my normal portrait photography posts, which I’ll get back to in the next few days! ]
Image © Studio Deidre / Deidre Sorensen