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Dimensions1704 x 1200
Original file size450 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken8-Jun-04 07:06
Date modified8-Sep-08 19:02
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1DS
Focal length0 mm
Exposure1/320 at f/1
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Venus Transit

Venus Transit

Canon 1Ds, ED80, SkyView Pro, unguided
Baader solar filter
1/320 @ f/7.5, ISO 200

The second most recent transit of Venus observed from Earth took place on June 8, 2004. The event received significant attention, since it was the first Venus transit after the invention ofbroadcast media. No human alive at the time had witnessed a previous Venus transit since that transit occurred on December 6, 1882.

The entire transit was visible from Europe, most of Asia, and almost all of Africa. The beginning was visible before sunset from easternmost Asia and Australia. The end was visible after sunrise from the westernmost fringe of Africa, eastern North America, and much of South America. The transit was not visible at all from western North America, southern South America, Hawaii, or New Zealand. The regions from which the transit were visible are shown on the map to the right. (from Wikipedia)