Venus passes directly between the Earth and the Sun very rarely (the next transit is in 2117).  It is such a rare event that I couldn’t sit at home and let it pass without trying to take a few pictures.  So I loaded up my (seemingly inadequate) camera gear, grabbed as many filters as I had, and headed out to give it a go.  After a couple of poor choices for location, I found one that perhaps holds some interest.  The first image in the series is when the sun was still high in the sky, and the remainder are as it was setting on, and then below the horizon.

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