Stumbled! awesome photo i was just checkin out venus last night in close conjunction to juipiter great time of the year lots going on in the sky!
thnx for stumblin’
Yeah thats photoshopped my friends for sure, venus is much bigger and you can see the pixels
Everyone’s so quick to call photoshopped! Nice photo, mate
Of course you can see thee pixels. You’re looking at a friggin’ computer monitor! They’re all pixels…
When a body passes in front of the sun, all we see is a black disk. We’re not likely to see the planet as a sphere as it’s depicted in the picture. That’s why I think it’s photshopped.
Transits of Venus are very rare occurring every 121.5 or 105.5 years. When they happen they happen in a pair (each transit of the pair separated by eight years). The last transit (being the first transit in the most recent pair) was June 8, 2004 with the other transit to occur June 6, 2012 (so mark your calendar!!). The previous transits pair occurred in 1874 and 1882, the next pair will occur 2117 and 2125.
The link below is from 2004 and is what you would actually see with no image modification but with proper filtering.
Obligatory warning here: THE SUN SHOULD NEVER BE OBSERVED DIRECTLY. AN APPROPRIATE UV FILTER MUST BE USED OR PERMANENT EYE DAMAGE COULD OCCUR
Theres a little black spot on the sun todayyyyy, it’s the same old thing as yesterdayyyy……..
People are so quick to shout photoshop when they see something they dont see everyday. Maybe you are also experts of astronomy too? Occasions like this do happen you know, and someone was there to capture it on film. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Great photo by the way.
Stumblin’, kick ass photo.
Judging by the planet’s size in proportion to the Sun and the cloud formations, either Venus has gotten a hell of a lot bigger, or a hell of a lot closer! Or a combination of both! If it were night time, it would surely be one hell of a bright ass star(planet) in the night sky! Anyway, enough of the “hell of a” ‘s. Cool pic, nonetheless. Even if it has been photo-”manipulated”.
I watched Venus transit the sun, and this looks just like it, though it’s either the end of the transit or the photo has been mirrored.
Why is it so cloudy?
humpty dumpty sat on a wall blah blah blah
we have a lot of experts here. The significance of the set of these photos is that one of them shows a mercury and venus transit due to occur 100,000 years from now. and yes the size is exactly right
god some people are so fucking retarded. it’s not photoshopped, it’s a photo of another planet passing in front of the sun, which (believe it or not, people) actually DOES happen! Yes, shockhorror, these things happen.
It never ceases to amaze me how gullible people are when the encounter the old ‘shopped meme.
It’s an obvious shop.. look at the pixels.
“look at the pixels”…obvious shit to say to defend your weak “photoshop” claim. SHUT UP! It’s a great pic
p.s. Jafo, it IS a black disk, you moron.
i was stumbling when i happened upon this and, i must say, that this is realllllly cool.
i am most certainly not an expert on this kind of thing so i’m not going to shout accusations about whether or not this was photoshopped.
in my opinion, it’s a really cool picture and definitely not something i see everyday, so great job
I am an expert…
The planet Venus is a real photo but the sun was added later to make it appear as if the planet Venus was truly in front of the sun, or to put it another way, the sun was in back of Venus.
Now I hope this clears up any confusion.
It didn’t clear up shit?
Hmmm… I am so sorry.
for fuck’s sake, seriously? IN BACK OF VENUS?!?!?! all i read is the last comment–someone who says they’re an expert–and whether jokingly or not, they still say something completely stupid! by the way, the correct way to say it is ‘behind venus’, in case you retards still have no idea what i’m talking about. just BEHIND. one word. fuck.
by the way, even if it is photoshopped, it’s still venus passing in front of the fucking sun if they say it is! it’s ART, fucktards!
At least one of the experts here seems to think Venus is further away than the sun, and couldn’t possibly get between earth and sun. That to me sums up any serious debate on the internet.
[quote comment="31472"]At least one of the experts here seems to think Venus is further away than the sun, and couldn’t possibly get between earth and sun. That to me sums up any serious debate on the internet.[/quote]
Venus orbit is between Sun and Earth… ofcource if we wont count Mercury.
sigh. And people wonder why some say we’re doomed as a race.
Excuse me. I’m going to go find a place where I can sob uncontrollably.
“Obscenity is the last refuge of the average motherfucker.”
You do realise that you’re on the internet, people-who-are-flaming-the-meme-spammers?
And yes, I’m also an expert, MSc in astronomy I’ll have you know, and it has been ‘shoped I can tell from the pixels and having seen a few in my time.
That is a perfectly reasonable picture. The scale, image, brightness etc… are all within expected boundaries. And no you don’t see a “black disk” when something of that size and distance passes in front of the sun you moron. If that were the case the sun would be polka-dotted with all the stellar bodies that get between us and the sun. For the same reason you see a light bulb even though it’s covered in dust – the dust is not transparent, it’s just so small the the light bends around it easily. Also the same reason we see stars “twinkle” as millions of asteroids pass between us and them. And yes there are pixels, but not any more than the pixels at the edge of the sun or in the clouds. No reason to believe it’s altered.
Stumbled on. Cool pic (real or fake). Drago, the stars “twinkle” because of atmospheric disturbance, not “as millions of asteroids pass between us and them”. That’s why the Hubble takes such clear pictures (there is almost no “atmosphere”, i.e. gasses in orbit to distort the images).
Also, refer to Quote #8 by Ken Jenkins to see a real picture of Venus transiting the Sun.
Be careful what you source. Perhaps atmospheric refraction causes minor shifts in light intensity and even visible wavelength, but personally I’ve never noticed a star change color. The brilliant flash that stars occasionally reveal is not, however due to any atmosphere. It is a phenomenon known as “microlensing”, and has been being studied since the 90′s. Here’s one possible source. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1134/is_6_113/ai_n6249026/
The only citation I could find regarding atmospheric interference was published on an “ask an astronomer” site in over a decade ago. Also try http://www.wbabin.net/mathis/mathis24.pdf for another peer-reviewed source. Keep up with the science.
BTW – the reason the Hubble takes such clear images? It takes stills.
It’s photoshopped: in order for the Sun to be that large behind the object the photo would have to have been taken from space. also, you can clearly see clouds in the picture. and there are no clouds in space. plus the ‘planet’ would have appeared completely blacked out, a bit like when you can’t see someone shining a torch at you if it’s completely dark.
That’s not photoshopped you MORON that’s a force field. Damn!
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