The Spring of 2012 was a very active time for astronomical events here in the Pacific Northwest. An annular solar eclipse occurred on May 20, 2012 and a transit of Venus across the face of the sun was visible on June 5, 2012. Even though clouds blocked the solar eclipse here at CBC there were faculty members that were able to get photo's from the southern Oregon and northern California area.
The transit of Venus had similar problems with clouds, but the clouds parted during the last half of the transit and it was observed and photographed here in the Tri-Cities area and at the Moore Observatory on the CBC campus.
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