Stunning Image of Planet Venus [Edit: The Sun] Photographed In One Place All Year
Just thought that you might wan to enjoy this image of the
Planet Venus [Edit: the Sun] photographed all year from one location. This is a product of individual images merged together to produce this fantastic caption of the planet Venus [Edit: the Sun] that shows the path it takes as seen from the Earth. As you can see, it somewhat patterns the infinity symbol. The summer solstice can be seen at the upper part of the infinity pattern, the winter solstice at the bottom, and the equinox happens where the lines cross.
Edit: Sorry for the mix-up. The photo is not of Planet Venus but of the Sun. The photo is actually an Analemma: a curve representing the changing angular offset of a celestial body (usually the Sun) from its mean position on the celestial sphere as viewed from another celestial body (usually the Earth). The term is used when the observed body appears, as seen from the viewing body, to move in a way that is repeated at regular intervals, such as once a year or once a day. The analemma is then a closed curve, which does not change. [ Wikipedia]
Thank you for the comments Sumtimreh and Gary Warner. Thanks for clarifying.
Photo Credit [Jesús Peláez]