The Venus transit of June 5-6, 2012 – last Venus transit of our lifetimes – has come and gone. Check out these photos of this memorable event. They are just a few of the many wonderful photos posted to EarthSky’s Facebook page by the talented nature photographers in our community. Thank you all! For many more photos of the Venus transit, check out our page under recent posts by others.
As the Venus transit began, Jason Paquin got this shot. Venus is the little black dot in about the 1 o'clock position.
Time: 22:25 UTC (4:25 p.m. MST). image from Amy Howard in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
From Ashley Goens in Huntsville, Alabama.
Time: 7:05 a.m. June 6 (23:05 UTC) in Manila, Philippines. Venus transit from our friend Jv Noriega.
From Meggan Wood
Time: 23:36 UTC (7:36 p.m. in U.S. eastern time zone). Image from Pat Quinn in Schoharie County in upstate New York.
Duke Marsh in Clarksville, Indiana got this shot minutes before sunset.
Cattleya Flores Viray took this photo of the transit. She said ... I was surprised and really pleased to see that I was able to capture the transit of Venus when my husband, my kids and I were just having fun taking pictures of the sunset that day. I had to adjust the highlights and other settings though so Venus can be more visible. Then I cropped it for closer view.
From Victor Anderson in Arvada, Colorado, near sunset.
From Colin Chatfield from the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Venus transit from Borislav Gospodinov in Bulgaria.
Venus transit day. June 6, 2012 in Jamshedpur, India. Photo of Evewin Lakra by his big sister Dolly Navina Lakra. Thank you Dolly and Evewin!
Bottom line: Special thank you to EarthSky’s Facebook friends for providing us with these photos from around the world of the amazing Venus transit of June 5-6, 2012. We love you guys!