The Venus Transit



This is the last Venus Transit against the sun in your life, the next Transit will be around the year 2117.
Today the 6th of june 2012 the Venus will pass in front of the sun and it will be visible from the earth.

My Location: Doha – Qatar, 25.3 N, 51.5 E
Local Time: GMT +3

First contact was @ 1:08am Local Time it takes 18minutes for Venus to be full inside the sun, the event start while the sun is Below the horizon, the sun rised @ 4:47am localtime and I start taking photos @ 5:17am localtime at that time Venus was at it’s halfway journey to leave the sun, the leaving time 7:37am and last contact was @ 7:54am.

عبور كوكب الزهره من امام الشمس

هذا الحدث لن يتكرر قبل سنة 2117 ميلادية وهو عبور كوكب الزهرة من امام الشمس، وسيتمكن سكان الارض من متابعه هذا الحدث الذي سوف يستغرق قرابة ال 6 ساعات ، ستبدا عند غروب الشمس في قارة امريكا يوم 5-6-2012 وسنتمكن في الشرق الاوسط من رؤية الحدث عند شروق الشمس يوم 6-6-2012 ويكون الكوكب قد قطع نصف المسافة تقريبا

الصورة التالية تم التقاطها فالساعه 5:17 دقيقه صباحا وتظهر فيها الزهرة وهي دائره مظلمه قي الجزء العلوي من قرص الشمس



My camera:
I use Nikon D90 with Sigma 500mm and 2x-Teleconverter mounted to a tripod with Home-Made filter

During the Transit session I take around 1000 pictures here are some of them..

First shot, @ 5:17am the sun just rise behind some buildings..


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Here is another photo @ 5:45am



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And here is the inside contact (The Black Drop) @ 7:39am localtime



















Other Photos with Grid will be published on the Venus Transit 2012 section ..Here



More Photos of the Sun-Spots… Click Here

More photos for the MooN.. Click Here.





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Ali,

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  1. Photographs by Peter Knight
    June 17, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Hey that is one long telephoto you have used for these pictures! I know very little about focal lengths that long but all things added up this must be getting on for near 1000mm equivalent!!? Lots of dedication getting set up that early but worth it!!

    • June 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks, there are many options in the market for good lenses, Yes, you are right; but to take such capture that will not happen until 2117 so i think that was worth.. 🙂

      Thanks again..

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