UA videographer captures Venus in transit from campus

YouTube video still, UAGlobalCampus

University of Arkansas Media Services videographer Brian Petty documented a rare spectacle none of us are likely to ever see again when he captured the 2012 transit of Venus yesterday.

Petty scouted a location earlier this week and worked after hours last night to get a nice silhouette of the north tower of Old Main while the planet Venus passed across the face of the sun, something that will not occur for another 105 years.

See the video embedded below or watch it on YouTube.

From Wikipedia:

A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, becoming visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun.

Old Main silhouette by the Venus Transit