Venus transit: 6 June 2012

Venus transit: 6 June 2012

Venus transit: 6 June 2012

The Transit of Venus in front of the Sun is a very rare event. The last one for our generation was on June 6, 2012. In Italy, it was only visible the very end of the transit, with the Sun rising when Venus was leaving our star.

This image, taken with the 60mm Coronado SolarMax H-alpha telescope part of the Virtual Telescope, shows the disk of Venus approaching the border of the Sun.

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