Venus in the wings, waiting for her big moment, a photograph by Eli Maor

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Here’s an image of Venus Eli Maor took with his Celestron-5 on Tuesday evening about 40 minutes after sunset. We will all be watching closely when Venus makes her epic transit across the face of the sun on June 5th, one week exactly after this photograph was taken. This is a once in a lifetime, or several lifetimes, opportunity, so don’t miss it.


In the meantime, you can read Eli’s thoughts on the transit here:


Or pick up a copy of Venus in Transit, Eli’s book about the last transit in 2004.


  1. […] Last week’s transit produced some stunning photographs, like the one above by Eli Maor (hat tip to PUP blog) […]