Transit of Venus

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Adam Block

Rarer pictures are few and far between. The Transit of Venus, not to be repeated again until December of 2117, is a subtle spectacle that is notable for its historical and scientific significance. During the Renaissance man strove to measure the world around them and the transit of Venus offered a direct way to quantify the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Although appearing as a small blot against the countenance of the Sun, its apparition gave us a way to literally measure the size and scale of the entire Universe.

Location: Mount Lemmon SkyCenter

 

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