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Those of us in Gisborne yesterday were among the lucky few in New Zealand who got to observe the Transit of Venus yesterday. It was a very special day out at Tolaga Bay where the locals treated us to amazing hospitality. Here are some photos…

Look carefully at about 5o’clock on the image of the sun for the small dot that is Venus…

The Transit of Venus shot through my blacked-out glasses

The Transit of Venus shot through my blacked-out glasses

Sciblogger Dr Siouxsie Wiles observing the Transit of Venus at Tolaga Bay

Sciblogger Dr Siouxsie Wiles observing the Transit of Venus at Tolaga Bay

Amateur astronomers set up at Tolaga Bay

Amateur astronomers set up at Tolaga Bay

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RNZ Rotoiti off Tolaga Bay