On June 5th, Venus crossed between the Sun & Earth for the last time in our lifetime. I was home that afternoon & was determined to snap a few pics. It turned out to be a huge pain. I thought ahead to pick up solar glasses so we could look at it, but I didn’t think about a way to photograph it. So, I googled it & found out I could use a No. 14 welders glass filter. Farmer John has a welders mask & he gave me the glass – although, it wasn’t quite a No. 14. It didn’t work great, but was better than nothing. I also tried holding the solar glasses up to the lens & trying out a variety of other items as filters. These pics are a mix-match of a variety of make shift filters & using both my cameras. I wish the sun was not just a bright white circle in the photos, but at least I can see the tiny black dot that is Venus.
THE SUN & VENUS
Top Left: 4:40 pm. This was the first photo where I was able to work out all the kinks & actually see Venus.
Top Right: 5:10 pm
Middle Left: 6:15 pm
Middle Right: 6:32 pm
Bottom Left: 8:38pm. Not only is Venus about to go passed the sun, the sun is about to go behind the mountain.
Bottom Right: 8:40 pm. The sun & Venus have now gone behind the trees. Show’s over.
MORE SKY PICS FROM THAT DAY