Perth Observatory

Online Astronomy Course

Astrophysics and Supercomputing

Syzygy: View the Transit of Venus Online - The safe way!

On the 8th June 2004 this site acted as a mirror for images of the transit of Venus captured by the Perth Observatory. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best. The event is now over but the movie of the recording is available in two sizes along with a number of images.

Click on the image above to view the large movie (13MB, QuickTime)

During the event this image was automatically updating every couple of minutes.

Snapshots - Click on them for full size images.

11:30 local time

13:17 local time, the start

13:41 local time, the natives

13:48 local time

14:32 local time

15:25 local time

15:38 local time, clouds moving in

Smaller movie (4MB)

Hosted by Swinburne University Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
Images courtesy of Perth Observatory