These are not timely, but celestial events never get old. (And we won't be around for the next Venus transits: December 10–11, 2117 and in December 2125; although Ellen is holding out hope for the great upload aka singularity.) These wonderful Venus transit photos are by Marty Horowitz from 6/5/2012. He writes:
Many thanks to my most excellent friend Dennis Dawson, who let me adapt my camera to his solar telescope with hydrogen alpha filter which made these pictures possible. [These] 3 images were taken through the telescope eyepiece by attaching the camera with an external bracket. As always, these are at reduced resolution to get thru the comcast filters.
|Note the solar flare at the top of this one.|
|And, in case you've forgotten from grade school, Venus is 2nd from the sun.|
|(Venus is the black dot.)|