Thu, 07 Jun 2012
|Photo by Malcolm Park with 300 mm lens. For larger image please go to Malcolm's own site.|
The Transit of Venus has been and gone – and if you missed it, there's another one right behind in another 105 years!
Most of the UK was cloudy, but a few people were lucky with breaks in the cloud. In Uxbridge, west London, a group of 60 people got a glimpse of the Sun for about 20 seconds at about 05:40 – just long enough for one person with filtered binoculars to see Venus leaving the Sun's disc. Also in London, Malcolm Park was lucky enough to get this shot (right) through a 300 mm lens at about the same time.
To see more pictures from around the world, and from space, see the Reuters website.
Oh, and if you can't wait until 2117 but have Transit Fever, you only need to hang on until 9 May 2016 when Mercury crosses the face of the Sun. Better luck then....
Added by: Robin Scagell