Venus Transit of the Sun

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© Richard Bruns
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A close up of the June 5, 2012, Venus transit of the sun. It is a rare event which occurs twice every 100 years or so, the last being 2004 and the next in the 22nd Century in about 105 years. The other dark marks are sunspots. They are areas of cool storm-like convections which appear dark because they are so much cooler that the 11,000 degree Fahrenheit surface of the sun. The largest of them are much bigger than the Earth. The sun is undergoing a sunspot maximum in an eleven year cycle.

14 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Jun 2012):

    WOW!! How very cool!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (9 Jun 2012):

    Incredible!!!! I missed this one, too----I'll try to be around for the next one!! :~)

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (9 Jun 2012):

    Ha. Good Luck, Susan. I'll meet you in 2117!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    Superb!

  • Kristina Krause

    Kristina Krause   gave props (10 Jun 2012):

    Fantastic that you caught this! What an excellent shot!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (11 Jun 2012):

    outstanding capture.......

  • Susan Mitchell

    Susan Mitchell gave props (12 Jun 2012):

    Wow, 'awesome' is an overused word, but truly applies here!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (13 Jun 2012):

    Very cool!!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (14 Jun 2012):

    RAD! well done!

  • Brodie Day

    Brodie Day gave props (14 Jun 2012):

    Awesome!

  • Lisa

    Lisa gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    Very cool !

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (14 Jul 2012):

    Outstanding

  • Laura Rodriguez

    Laura Rodriguez gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    Bello

  • Laura Rodriguez

    Laura Rodriguez gave props (26 Jan 2013):

    Bello

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