October 26, 2020

Success! Seeing Venus transit of the Sun from Port Alberni!

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Update! Some last ones from Brian Hartt posted at the bottom. Spooky!

The skies finally started to clear in the past couple hours and the sun is now visible along with Venus! (using the proper equipment, see previous post!)

A local resident, Brian Hartt, has taken some excellent pictures with his telescope!

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Through the clouds (no filter)

Venus Transiting Sun at Port Albern no filter through clouds
Venus Transiting Sun at Port Albern no filter through clouds

And two with a solar filter:

Venus Transit of Sun at Port Alberni with solar filter
Venus Transit of Sun at Port Alberni with solar filter
Venus Transit of Sun at Port Alberni with solar filter2
Venus Transit of Sun at Port Alberni with solar filter2

Thank you Brian! Great shots!

Venus transit of Sun at Port Alberni with clouds
Venus transit of Sun at Port Alberni with clouds
Venus transit of Sun at Port Alberni with clouds2
Venus transit of Sun at Port Alberni with clouds 2

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