Our Solar System - Robert Arn
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Teardrop of Venus

One strange occurrence you can witness during a planetary transit is the teardrop effect. This occurs when Earth's atmosphere distorts the transiting planet during 2nd or 3rd contact to produce a teardrop shaped planet.

Location: Creston Junction and I-80, WY
Date: 2012-06-05
Camera: Canon XSi (modifed)
Telescope: WO 110FLT
Mount: GCEM
Filter: Herschel Solar Wedge with 3.0 ND and Continuum Filter
Shot: HDR
1x1/100th second ISO 200
1x1/1000th second ISO 200
Processing: Photoshop, Topaz