Conditions here today were partly cloudy, and unfortunately it is predicted the actual event on Wednesday will be cloudy too. I will be doing my best to dodge the clouds, travelling the countryside with tent and telescope but I am not holding my breath for good results! Wait and see.
Even with clouds, I was surprised what detail some test photographs of the sun returned today. There are many sunspots visible, as well as a lot of nice mottled texture across the surface of the sun. This photograph is a single exposure through a safe solar filter.
|A photograph of the full disk of the sun|
|A cropped close-up of the whole photograph above|
To find out exactly when to look at the Transit of Venus I recommend: