Mass Transit: Four Shots Of Venus On The Move

You know me, if some sort of celestial event is visible from my front porch, I’m all over it with my spotting scope and something to project it on, and today’s transit of Venus across the face of the sun was amazing to behold (and pretty difficult to photograph): Here’s the four shots I gots (click to enlarge them):

3:35 p.m. Venus is there on my thumb
4:11 p.m.
5:47 p.m.: This one might be of interest to any palmistry buffs since I serendipitously found the dot of Venus sitting squarely on my heartline.
6:28 p.m.: This one's the most detailed in that it in addition to Venus, there's a fair number of black bits near the center of the sun that I'm guessing are sunspots.


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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."