Venus, the second planet, makes its way across the night sky, from west-to-east, tonight. It'll dart across the sun for approximately 7 hours, appearing to world viewers as a black dot. This is the best out-door concert you'll partake in this year, guaranteed! Plug yourself in, and listen to the violins sing while Venus glides.
Compiling images has never been so light a task. These magical images of the Transit of Venus (most taken from its last occurrence in 2004) are so awe rendering that I keep checking the clock and turning to peek out the window so that I don’t miss this year’s Transit of Venus as the next is predicted to occur in 2117. So won’t you join me in listening to some mellow music while checking out the golden planet in transit?
When will it start? – Tuesday, June 6 @ 6pm EST (see here for worldwide)
How long is it? – 6 hours and 40 minutes
What will I see? -
Is it dangerous to the naked eye? – Yes, quite. See here for safety tips when viewing. And, let Lomographer’s show you how it’s done:
Tips for Photographers –
Shoot the Stars with Diana+ – hey, what’s neater than a Diana F+ Glow in the Dark for the occasion?
Long Exposure Photography & An Extended Retail Therapy
A Guide to Night Photography
Venus is smiling!
The Diana F+ Glow in the Dark captures the same dreamy, lo-fi, medium format images as the original Diana F+. Born to shine, just warm her up under strong lights and watch her glow! See her with the rest of the Diana Clones here!