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Transit of Venus (astronomy clouds sunrise+sunset Spring ). Photo by LaddObservatory
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Transit of Venus

Uploaded by: LaddObservatory

Tuesday June 5, 2012

Providence, RI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Despite thick clouds we were able to capture a brief glimpse of the planet Venus transiting the Sun. This image was taken with a modern digital camera attached to the historic Ladd Observatory telescope (1891) The clouds thinned just enough to capture this one image at 6:21:38 PM EDT, just moments after second contact.

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2. newenglandlight
2:37 AM GMT on June 08, 2012
Great shot of the transit!
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1. Willow13
12:33 PM GMT on June 06, 2012
Wow!! What an awesome sight!!
Thank You So Much for sharing!!
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The Ladd Observatory at Brown University was dedicated in 1891 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Weather observations have been made at the Observatory starting in 1890. The observatory is currently open to the public, free of charge, on Tuesday evenings, weather permitting. Visit the website or call (401) 863-2323 for information about visiting.

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