Venus spotted from Inuvik’s weather station: Once-in-a-lifetime event

This evening, the planet Venus was visible for a few hours in front of the sun. (You can read about it here on National Geographic’s web page.)

Chris Garven works at Inuvik’s weather station, and he was prepared to see it. He bought welder’s glass and made another filter from the inside of an old floppy disk. This was perfect for taking photos and viewing the sun through a telescope.

The result? You can see it here. THE PLANET VENUS was visible as a dot in front of the sun. (Click to make photo larger, it’s a dot in the top centre.)

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