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5 June 2012; 18:08 EST
Canon EOS 30D with 300 mm telephoto lens shielded by an Eclipse Viewer shade from Rainbow Symphony.
Taken from the rooftop of a parking structure in Reston, VA. On a cloudy afternoon the clouds briefly parted to enable capturing the early stages of the ingress event. Sunspots and a thin film of clouds are evident. The timing, location of the dark blip on the sun's disc, and comparison to images taken two minutes earlier have convinced me that this is indeed the beginning of the transit. Alas, no further shots were possible as the sun disappeared from view within a minute of this shot.