Venus Transit of 2004: 52 Photos of Rare Celestial Sight

Venus Transit from Brisbane

Peter Hughson

Photographer Peter Hughson took this image from his driveway in Brisbane, Australia on June 8, 2004, about 15 minutes before the sun went behind the clouds.

Henry and the Venus Transit

Francis and Henry Thackeray

Henry Thackeray stands in front of an image of the June 8, 2004, Venus transit taken for school in Pretoria, South Africa by Francis Thackerey.

Transit in France

Luc Sarrazin

This image of the June 8, 2004, transit was taken by Luc Sarrazin in Marseille, France.

Venus and the Bird

Nick King

Photographer Nick King made this image consisting of 5 separate frames of a bird flying across the face of the sun during the Venus transit in the UK on June 8, 2004.

Venus Transit from Algeria

Sirius Astronomy Association

The June 8, 2004, transit was captured by the Sirius Astronomy Association in Algeria.

Venus Transit from Macedonia

Aleksander Shulevski

This image was taken by photographer Aleksander Shulevski from Macedonia on June 8, 2004.

Venus Transit from Campinas, Brasil

Irineu F.A. Filho

The transit, or passage, of Venus across the face of the sun was captured by Irineu F. A. Filho in Campina, Brasil on June 8, 2004.

Venus Transit from Poland

Marcin Filipek, Polish Association of Amateur Astronomers

This image was captured by Marcin Filipek from Poland on June 8, 2004.

Venus at Theseus-Tempel via Camera Obscura Effect

Florian Nehonsky

Florian Nehonsky took this shot of the Venus transit on June 8, 2004, in Vienna, Austria.

Venus' Atmosphere

Ivan Eder

Ivan Eder took this photo at Polaris Observatory in Budapest, Hungary on June 8, 2004. Venus' atmosphere can be glimpsed very faintly surrounding the planet against the blackness of space.

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