A distorted Sun with a “blemish” on its face rises over Caspian Sea in this multi-exposure of the 2012 Transit of Venus taken from Suvelan, near Baku, Azerbaijan. During the transit —the last one until 2117— Venus crossed between Earth and the Sun, so that observers could see a black dot gliding over the solar disk. The Sun appears squashed in this frame because more of its light is being bent by the thick layers of Earth’s atmosphere.



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  • Fusako Vonhoegen Reply

    So beautiful!

    June 10, 2012 at 3:04 am
  • Jeff Reply


    July 18, 2012 at 7:29 am
  • lee sangdae Reply

    oh my GOD !
    very nice

    July 6, 2015 at 8:38 pm

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