Photos from the Transit of Venus 2012

One in a life-time opportunity, Threatening clouds, 96 F heat, 958 photographs.

After all the anticipation and wait, the day finally arrived. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as the next transit of Venus will happen in the Christmas of 2117. The weather decided to play menace, with threatening clouds and high heat. However, we weren’t just going to cringe and we went to the planned location with a camera and solar filter anyway. With the clouds showing up every now and then, the temperature at 96 F, and after 958 photos it was a tough day, but in the end it was well worth the pain. Here are few of the memorable photographs from the rarest of the celestial event of our time.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

"Engulfed in blue"

Cloud engulfed in blues

Humans have covered the face of the earth with deep concrete forests in the name of modernization and advancement. Once there used to be green trees everywhere I looked below while floating miles and miles across the great plains, mountains, and rivers. Nature used mostly organic forms on structures and engravings on the surface of the earth — very similar to my own form (when I have one!), and I felt happy as I could relate their shape to my own. Now I see regular geometric patterns — circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, trapezoids everywhere I look. I feel sad; I feel lost; I feel lonely. I don’t seem to belong here. I feel blue!