2012 Venus Transit

Venus passed in front of the sun today.

It was quite an event. My neighbor had a long box with a pinhole for projecting the image for his daughters. Then he brought out his Meade Maksutov telescope and camera.

Neighbors walking and biking by stopped to look and talk. I learned the Hindi name for Venus is “Shukra.”

I also took video. I was amazed at how quickly the sun moved across the cardboard.