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Solar Eclipse

WNC Observatory Offers Venus Transit Viewing

June 5, 2012 - 3:00pm

Just weeks after the solar eclipse, another adventure is unfolding in the sky, and the Jack C. Observatory will again offer a front seat to the show. The planet Venus will pass directly between Earth and the Sun on Tuesday, June 5, beginning at 3:09 p.m. and continuing for almost seven hours. According to Observatory Director Robert Collier, visitors can watch the event through telescopes at the observatory from the start until sunset. The public is strongly advised to not to stare at the sun without eye protection.

Solar Eclipse

A couple of views from Kings Canyon. These were shot with a Canon EOS 50D, 300mm lense, through a welder's helmet.

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