Wed. Dec 12th, 2018

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

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    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Tuesday night: Rain ending early this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Becoming partly cloudy this evening. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Temperature steady near 6. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 6. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 8. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Rain. Low 7. Sunday: Rain. High 9. Sunday night: Rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 9.

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    Civil Rise
    07:26
    Moon Phase
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    16:59
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    12:13:03
    Day High
    2.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
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    101.7 kPa @ 03:44 Tdy.
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    101.14 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
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    -1.0° C @ 02:12 Tdy.
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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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