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Transit of Venus was seen in San Antonio

05 Jun 2012

The transit of Venus was seen in San Antonio, but only for a couple of hours in the north central part of the city before clouds rolled in. Planet Venus, the second orbiting planet from the Sun, made its transit across the Sun starting at 5:09 pm Central (22:09 UTC) on 5 Jun 2012. This was the last time this century; next transits will be December 2117 and December 2125. The previous transit was 8 Jun 2004.

Using a refractor telescope and Nikon D-80 digital SLR, the movement was captured before clouds arrived.

This event drew a crowd at McAllister Park, the largest city park in San Antonio, who assembled telescopes with solar projection screens. The park is home of the Blue and Red Trails for mountain biking. OK, we know—many will think that this has nothing to do with cycling; however, it is related to the outdoors, nature, and our surroundings—God's creations. The Solar System is a part of it. -editor

Transit of Venus started at 22:09 UTC (5:09 PM Central US) and completed its crossing at 04:49 UTC (10:09 PM Central US).

Learn more at Transit of Venus - Wikipedia.

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