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Venus Transit of 2004: 52 Photos of Rare Celestial Sight

Venus and Photospheric Granules

Ralph Vandebergh

This image was taken by Ralph Vandebergh from the Netherlands on June 8, 2004.

The Black Drop Phenomenon

Astronomical School of Odessa

This image was taken by the Astronomical School of Odessa from Odessa, Ukraine on June 8, 2004.

Venus Transit Real-Time Lesson

John Thorpe

The transit, or passage, of Venus across the face of the Sun is one of nature’s rarest celestial phenomena. This image was taken by John Thorpe from Perth, Australia on June 8, 2004.

Transiting Venus and the Airplane

Vaclav Priban

Vaclav Priban took this image of the the transit, or passage, of Venus across the face of the sun in Prague on June 8, 2004.

Horrocks and Crabtree Experiment

Fraser, Michael and Alex Farrell

Photographers Michael Fraser and Alex Farrell saw the first 2.5 hours of transit at Penwortham, Australia (33° 55' S 138° 38' E) on a sunny winter afternoon before the sun set, June 8, 2004. Several telescopes, filters, welding glass, eclipse shades were used to capture the image, including a re-enactment of Horrocks & Crabtree in 1639 — a cheap refractor stopped down to 30 mm, with Barlow lens & Huygens eyepiece, projecting an image onto paper.

Comprehensive School

Pavel Pasta

The June 8, 2004, transit was captured by Pavel Pasta in Zabreh, Czech Republic.

Projected Transit

John Boyd

The June 8, 2004, transit of Venus was captured by John Boyd in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

TRACE Image of Venus Transit (Ingress)

TRACE

The complete Venus transit was observed from the NASA "Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE)" mission in white light on June 8, 2004.

Venus Transit from Ukraine

Astronomical School of Odessa

This image was taken by the Astronomical School of Odessa from Odessa, Ukraine on June 8, 2004.

Venus' Path Across the Sun

VT-2004 Team, Slovak Union of Amateur Astronomers, Observatory Rimavska Subota

This image was taken by the VT-2004 team on June 8, 2004, in Rimavska Subota, Slovakia.

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