After learning a lot about the 1769 transit of Venus via Mark Anderson’s fine book The Day the World Discovered the Sun, I enjoyed immensely the sudden sky-clearing that enabled me to run into the front yard and hastily set up binoculars and a pad of paper to view the event.

I could hardly hope to have matched one photographer, though–Thierry Legault, shooting from Queensland, Australia, captured the transit of Venus and the simultanous .9 second transit of the Hubble Space Telescope. Remarkable.

James Heflin

Author: James Heflin

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