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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pictures from Venus Transit 5/6 June 2012

Well, it didn't turn out to be so good in turn of the weather, and we had an irritating blockage of clouds over the Easter horizon from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. We arrived in the observation site around 4.45 am in the morning and were eagerly waiting for the sun rise, Alas !! What we had for our welcome !!!! It was nothing more than a white layer of clouds... And the clouds had the sun imprisoned for almost 2 hours after the dawn and finally it came out of the layer of the clouds but still with a less brightness,

However the Venus transit is still in progress for us in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka and it will last for almost 1 hour more or less. Here I'm posting some pictures of this final Venus transit of the century, taken by me and also some other photos of the outreach campaign we conducted for the school students and people in the areas, It would be great to hear what you guys had been through during the same time, so let's share !!

Above was taken around 7.40 am local time from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, just above the eastern horizon.
The above was also taken around 8.00 am local time from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, just above the eastern horizon. 

The above was also taken around 8.10 am local time from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, just above the eastern horizon.
Some outreach activity photos of  Venus Transit 5/6 June 2012

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