Venus passed in front of the sun on 6th June 2012, and all the while I was happily photographing it from tropical North Queensland. Here is the time-lapse of all the photos I took throughout the day. The music is by Kevin Macleod – thanks Kevin!
Admittedly the video is.. well rather dull. There’s something amusing though about producing such a boring video of such an exciting and significant event. Also I’m glad that I managed to document the occasion without any (major) technical problems. Aligning all the photos was the tricky bit, but in the end I emerged victorious thanks to a Python script. I plan to write a full description of how I did that soon.
EDIT 2013-04-05: Here’s the post on aligning the sun images.
EDIT 2014-03-07: Here’s the YouTube version.
And here’s a nice stack of six photos from the day :)
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