Morning Buzz

The Venus Transit in Photos and Video

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, a catch-up on interesting happenings around the city and country and a quick guide to what (and who) to keep your eyes on. We'll be here, first thing every weekday, to get you going. Here's what's buzzing this morning:

If you missed Venus' transit across the Sun yesterday afternoon, you're bound to run across a few blurry photos and friends who are still claiming to have stared at the sun long enough to have seen the planet's visible path.

Local artist Dayvid LeMmon made the photo above, with his friend Yves Amu Klein's Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector telescope. "He used a sun filter and a sunspot enhancing filter to make the image visible to the naked eye (and iPhone!) without damage," writes LeMmon. "We did partially melt a camera on another scope when one of the sun filters flew off in the breeze, but a thorough wipe of the CCD brought it back into service."

Check out videos of the transit after the jump ...

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