August 5, 2020

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

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    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 05 August 2020 - Wednesday: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then showers. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 26. Humidex 29. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Rain. Low 15. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 21. UV index 6 or high. Thursday night: Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy. Low 11. Saturday: Clearing. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 28. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

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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