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The transit of Venus. Sean Francis / Special to The Forum
The transit of Venus. Sean Francis / Special to The Forum

Who is this mystery skydiver during Venus transit?

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region Park Rapids, 56470

Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

FARGO - A skydiver and the transit of Venus came into view for Sean Francis Tuesday night.

The Fargo man set up his telescope in his driveway to take pictures of the transit. Beginning at 5 p.m., he snapped a photo every minute. As he went through his shots Wednesday, he noticed this skydiver in a frame captured at 8:50 p.m.

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The black circle towards the middle-right of the sun is Venus, Francis says. The skydiver is in the middle. The small spots around the skydiver are sunspots. The dark blur in the lower right are trees.

If you know who this skydiver is, email Forum Online Editor Rob Beer at rbeer@forumcomm.co

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