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Venus and Sun Align Over Hawaii’s Skies

June 5, 2012

The Planet Venus crossing the Sun this afternoon as seen from Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. (NPS Photo)

The Planet Venus passing the Sun as viewed through a telescope at Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site just minutes ago (3:40pm HST).

Park Ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (NPS Photo)

Venus transiting the Sun this afternoon from Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site on the Big Island of Hawaii. (NPS Photo)

Professional astronomers from as far away as the East Coast to visitors from as far away as Europe are gathering outside Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site right now (and across Hawaii) to witness the Transit of Venus. (NPS Photo)

A young visitor takes a photo of the Transit of Venus at Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. (NPS Photo)

View of Venus crossing the Sun from Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. (NPS Photo)

View of Venus crossing the Sun from Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. (NPS Photo)

View of the Sun with Venus on a telescope in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (NPS Photo)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. kauila permalink
    June 6, 2012 9:10 am

    Excellent Post! a C2A moment!?

    Kauila

  2. Anonymous permalink
    June 6, 2012 2:36 pm

    Great photos,loved to have been there.

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