We had planned a camping trip to Yosemite before we knew about the transit of Venus. We didn't know what time the sun would drop behind the cliffs.
As it turned out, that was not a problem, the sun doesn't set in the valley until about 6:30 this time of year. What gave us more of a worry was the clouds that had started to build.
The clouds moved off just in time to give us a clear shot as Venus began its move across the sun.
We had set up our tripods as the edge of a meadow where we could get a good view of the sky.
We attracted quite a bit of attention from passers-by. Some knew instantly what we were doing, others became interested once we explained. We shared our viewers and encouraged people to look at the display on Jules' video camera.
After a couple of hours we packed up our tripods and headed back to the campground. The next occurrence will be in 2117 so we were glad we saw it this time.
Find more sky views at SkyWatch, Friday, hosted for us by Sandy and Sylvia.