Photography : Astronomy : Crossing the Setting Sun

Less than two weeks after the solar eclipse, Venus crossed the face of the Sun in a once-in-a-hundred-years transit event. The little black dot on the Sun that day was the planet Venus. The rich sunset colors were enhanced by smoke from the Gila wilderness fire (the biggest fire in New Mexico history). The Sun set through the layer of smoke, affording me this perfect sunset transit picture. At the bottom is another picture focused on the foreground.


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