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The transit is a very rare astronomical event that will not be seen again for another 105 years. The Venusian atmosphere experiences super-rotation. That is – the whole atmosphere circles the planet in four Earth days, on a body that turns around just once in 243 Earth days.
– Description Source BBC

On June 06, 2012 Wednesday morning, i took these two shots of sun where planet Venus (sukra graha as per vedic astrology) was seen as it was revolving around sun in its orbit. It was hard for me to capture this shot as to look into Sun with a naked eye is not advisable. The trick here was i combined my cokin ND filters (one 8 stop and two 2 stops) together which gave me a total of 14 stops and took this shot with a 75-300mm Canon.

    Details are –

  • F – 45
  • ISO – 100
  • Shutter – 1/4000
  • and focal length – 290mm

    Please click on the image to view it’s large version
    Venus Transit over Sun

    Venus Transit over Sun. The small dot on the top left of the sun is Planet Venus.

    Venus Transit 02

    Venus Transit over Sun. The small dot on the top left of the sun is Planet Venus. A Close up view

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