Venus transit | Stan Honda

Stan Honda
Location of photo
New York City
Date/Time of photo
June 5, 2012, 7:10 pm, EDT
Nikon D4, 400mm f2.8 lens with 1.7x teleconverter, Thousand Oaks Optical black polymer solar filter
Even from New York City the transit of Venus was seen! This was the second, brief look at the transit from a pier at west 70th Street in Manhattan's Riverside Park. The New York Amateur Astronomy Association had gathered with telescopes which drew a crowd of several hundred people. Rain threatened as clouds obscured most of the viewing time from start to sunset. Clouds parted just after the beginning of the transit for about 20 minutes, then again about an hour into the transit for about 5 minutes. I took this shot during the second look, as clouds crossed the face of the sun.
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