Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Venus Transit Observations

At Sodankylä, the evening looked rather desperate and cloudy, but during what normally would be the night, the sky cleared up and a group of enthusiasts of the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO) went out ontop of the near-by skiing hill Kommattivaara to watch the Venus Transit. The photo shown here is by Carl-Fredrik Enell.

Unfortunately, in the morning, when most people could get up early to see the final phase of the transit, it was cloudy again.

We hope you were lucky, too, and saw this rare event, which will occur next time in 2117.

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