Venus made its historic transit across the sun on June 5, 2012. Using binoculars to project the sun’s image onto a screen, I was able to get a number of photos of this event!

We start by projecting the sun through binoculars onto a piece of white posterboard. First we have the sun before the start of the transit.

Here’s the binocular setup being tested out inside, along with the first transit images projected on my hand.

Transit begins as the sun gets lower in the sky.

Then some clouds start coming in.

And the sun sets, with transit still in progress, over the neighbor’s roof. That’s the upside-down chimney.

Stay tuned for the next transit in 2117!