Into the Fire

Venus transiting across the sun – such a neat thing to observe. Couldn’t pass up on putting up these images straight away for you all to see. Wonderful view from atop Fort Henry hill in Kingston and we were very lucky with the clouds passing around the sun.

The red sun image was taken by my Canon S95 pointing into the eye piece of a solar telescope which only picks up the alpha particles which is why it’s so red. You could actually see solar flares when looking through it. The other images are from my 60D + 180mm lens and the macgyver solar filter. Not pretty but its works and got lots of attention from other viewers.