Transit of Venus across the Sun, June 5, 2012. View from Newark, Delaware, USA.

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Newark, Delaware, USA. Transit of Venus across the sun. The small black dot near the top of the sun is the silhouette of Venus during the late afternoon of June 5, 2012. Heavy cloud cover made it seem unlikely to see this rare event in my area. But as I was driving to do some shopping, the sun briefly showed through a thin spot in the clouds. I had my cammera with me just in case the opportunity presented itself, so I pulled over on the side of the road and ran into a nearby field to get this shot. 200mm lens with 2X extender. No filters, just manually stopped down the aperture while looking throught the viewfinder, quickly composed, closed eye and pressed the shutter. The next transit of Venus across the sun will be 2117!

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Comments (20)

els f-two on June 7, 2012

fantastic moment.. great mood in the sky! like

Bach Quatre on June 8, 2012

Very beautiful photo. Like.

Best wishes from Barcelona. Ernesto

duyhan on June 8, 2012

WOW! Excellent shot! LIKE-4

Greetings, duyhan.

ORLANDO/42 on June 8, 2012

wow.....beautiful photo of wonderful sky showing the moon with the shadow of venus... congratulations...greetings, orlando....

Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on June 8, 2012

Wow! Well done dear Scott.

You've done a great job!

Well done, Like

Heinz Peierl on June 8, 2012

Schön festgehalten, ist gut zu erkennen.

Like 8

Danke für den Besuch meiner Galerie und die netten Worte.

Viele Grüße von der Mosel


hugodillen@telenet.b… on June 8, 2012

Great shot, Scott ! One can see Venus clearly. Lucky that you had your camera with you ... it confirms the text of your avatar :-) Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Belgium, Hugo.

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on June 9, 2012


I wouldn't dare taking such photo for fear the sun would harm my eyes.

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on June 9, 2012

A beautiful and original frame ..+ LIKE +Favorite,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

jolaostrow on June 9, 2012

YS ans L for this beautiful photo.Thank you for nice visit:-).Best wishes from Poland, Jola

Januscha88 on June 11, 2012

Fantastic night view.



Vittorio Zanoni on June 12, 2012

A difficult shot, really well done, like ciao, Vittorio

Omar Gobbi on June 14, 2012

very beautiful photographic work, <LIKE>, best regards from Argentina, "Omar"

dževad hadžihasanovi… on June 15, 2012

Beautifully recorded a rare natural phenomenon. Like. Greetings, Dževad.

Matim46 on June 15, 2012

Great shot, Scott! Wonderful document! Like, greetings, Matim46

senmax on June 15, 2012

Very nice photo. Like.

bedjilali on June 19, 2012

Nice capture... well done, dear Scott! Fortunately, you had the camera ... the one with you, the best... :)) Djilali

rlzzza on July 2, 2012

yeah...nice capture & thanks for sharing!

bedjilali on July 4, 2012

Hello ... Scott!

I present to you my warmest wishes for the national holiday !!

Happy July 4th !!!

Chinappi on July 7, 2012

As far I understand, the job was well done.

Of course, I LIKE it.

Thank you very much for your visit and nice comment!.



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 7, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Scott Gore
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2012/06/05 18:11:45
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/2000)
    • Focal Length: 400.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash