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Transit of Venus - June 8, 2004

Transit of Venus - June 8, 2004

These pictures were my first attempts at taking pictures through a telescope and a solar filter. These pictures were taken by holding the camera over the eyepiece and clicking the shutter. The intervals between successive pairs of transits of Venus being more than a hundred years, transits of Venus are indeed very rare. When it last occured on 2004 June 8 it was for the first time since 1882. The next transit of Venus will occur on 2012 June 5 and 6. Then there will be a span of about 105 � years before the next pair of transits occur, again separated by eight years.