Transit of Venus 2012

The plan to go to Isle of Sheppey to watch the sun rise over the Thames Estuary was rendered a bit risky by the passing weather system. In the end a number of members elected to head west to Walbury Hill near Inkpen in the North Wessex Downs. Gear was erected more in hope than expectation but for a few seconds just before 3rd contact the sun appeared between two cloud layers. Actually to say the sun appeared is a bit of an exaggeration. It actually had not quite cleared the lower cloud layer before rising into the upper cloud layer. The whole thing over in about 10 secs but a good number of never-to-be-forgotten images were grabbed in that short time.

RAS on Walbury Hill

Keeping warm, waiting for the sun to come out.

A number of images are uploaded to our flickr pages

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