VENUS TRANSIT
6 JUNE  2012


IMAGE DETAILS

Date + Time ...............................   6 / 6 / 2012 - 02:55  UTC
Location ....................................   Skiathos
Optics .........................................
  Celesston ED 80 Apo  f/7.5
Camera .....................................   Canon Eos 50D
Exposure Time........................    Different exposures
Mount .......................................   Portable tripod
Processing Details .................    Photoshop CS 4

Details .....................................    Guided by hand
The 2012 transit of Venus, when the planet Venus appeared as a small, dark disk moving across the face of the Sun, began at 22:09 UTC on 5 June 2012, and finished at 04:49 UTC on 6 June.Depending on the position of the observer, the exact times varied by up to 7 minutes. Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable celestial phenomena and occur in pairs, eight years apart, which are themselves separated by more than a century: The previous transit of Venus took place on June 8, 2004 (preceded by the pair of appearances on December 9, 1874 and December 6, 1882), and the next pair of transits will occur December 10-11, 2117, and in December 2125.

Nikos Paschaliss