2nd Contact with Tear Drop | Lefty

Location of photo
Cape Hatteras North Carolina
Date/Time of photo
Jun 5 7:05pm EST
Meade Etx 105 With Homemade Solar Filter and Canon T1i DSLR
I have been waiting 34 years for this Transit and brought the baby telescope to Cape Hatteras North Carolina (Outer Banks) on family Vacation. CLouds cleared up with 2 hours to spare. This photo clearly demonstrates the Tear drop Phenomena at Second Contact. We are only the seventh group to witness a transit of Venus in human hisory. WOW.
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