APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

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APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:07 am

Image A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea

Explanation: Waiting years and traveling kilometers -- all to get a shot like this. And even with all of this planning, a good bit of luck was helpful. As the Sun rose over the Baltic Sea last Wednesday as seen from Fehmarn Island in northern Germany, photographer Jens Hackmann was ready for the very unusual black dot of Venus to appear superimposed. Less expected were the textures of clouds and haze that would tint different levels of the Sun various shades of red. And possibly the luckiest gift of all was a flicker of a rare green flash at the very top of the Sun. The above image is, of course, just one of many spectacular pictures taken last week of the last transit of the planet Venus across the face of the Sun for the next 105 years.

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Re: APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by ta152h0 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:34 am

I was so curious i just had to google this and guess what, not so long ago

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120527.html
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Re: APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by slyman » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:42 am

venus transit is so last week

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Re: APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by Beyond » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:29 am

I'll take a dozen of the -less expected-. It's really amazing how the same event can look so different depending on just where you take a picture of it from. From space, the circles are circles, but different filters give it a whole new look. From the earth, depending on atmospheric conditions and the position of the rising sun in it's ascent and what it is behind at the moment, gives a myriad of different looks of the same event, even to venus being out-of-shape. I would imagine there would be more than enough different looks of the event to make up a 52 picture deck of cards to celebrate the last venus transit of the century.
Perhaps even enough to make up two decks of pictures. One for sunrise and one for sunset.
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Re: APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by Drooler » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:06 am

Yea i agree enough with the Venus thing, really riding this event Oo.

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Re: APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by owlice » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:50 am

ta152h0 wrote:I was so curious i just had to google this and guess what, not so long ago

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120527.html
That was a transit of Mercury. You really had to Google for it?? It's still on the first page of this forum; scrolling down would have been faster.
Drooler wrote:Yea i agree enough with the Venus thing, really riding this event Oo.
This event will not happen again in your lifetime; no one who saw this one will see the next. This is a great shot, one of many that were taken of this rarest of eclipses. I'm with Beyond; I'll take a dozen!
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Re: APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:04 pm

It is a worthy picture to use as a background! Nice photo Jens Hackmann! 8-) :wink:
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Re: APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by saturno2 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:38 pm

This is a beatiful image.
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Re: APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by RJN » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:57 pm

Click to play embedded YouTube video.
This is a video of the entire sunrise! I was unaware of the video when I wrote this APOD. Jens himself mentions the video in the Facebook comments about the image, found here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 985&type=1

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Re: APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by Boomer12k » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:46 pm

That's not Venus.....its a Battle Station!!!!


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Re: APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by Mila » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:25 am

RJN wrote:
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
This is a video of the entire sunrise! I was unaware of the video when I wrote this APOD. Jens himself mentions the video in the Facebook comments about the image, found here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 985&type=1

- RJN
There's a very nice mirages of the sun, boats and Venus in this video. Might be a good idea to post it in a separate APOD.

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Re: APOD: A Venus Transit Over the Baltic Sea (2012 Jun 13)

Post by Moonlady » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:49 pm

RJN wrote:
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
This is a video of the entire sunrise! I was unaware of the video when I wrote this APOD. Jens himself mentions the video in the Facebook comments about the image, found here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 985&type=1

- RJN

This is so unique and astonishing!

It is worth to upload this as an AVOD since many people do not find their way to the discuss section, Captain! :thumb_up: :yes: :clap: