Celestial beauty

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Lori Duncan, of Washburn, snapped this photo of Venus on June 5. In the photo, Venus appeared as a small, dark disk moving across the face of the Sun. "I used a welder's mask over a 250 mm telephoto lens," Duncan said. "I tested it out first to make sure I wasn't damaging my camera. You can also make out some other sunspots." This is the last time this celestial phenomenon will occur in our lifetime. The next pair of transits will occur on Dec. 10 and 11 in 2117.

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