Venus Crossing the Sun’s Surface

A astronomy enthusiast using his mobile
A astronomy enthusiast using his mobile
A astronomy enthusiast using his mobile phone, takes a photo of Venus sliding across the sun, off a projection, from a weather observatory in Manila on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses June 6, to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. Other small dots on the right of the photo are called sun spots. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/GettyImages)
Edmund Rosales, an astronomer from the P
Edmund Rosales, an astronomer from the P
Edmund Rosales, an astronomer from the Philippine Astronomical society, points to the position of Venus, sliding across the sun, on a projection, from a weather observatory in Manila on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses June 6, to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. Other small dots on the right of the photo are called sun spots. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/GettyImages)
Venus (top R) viewed as a small black do
Venus (top R) viewed as a small black do
Venus (top R) viewed as a small black dot, passes across the sun in Rome early on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses June 6, to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years.The spectacle began shortly after 2200 GMT on June 5 in parts of North America, Central America and the northern part of South America, and was seen, with magnification, as a small black dot on the solar surface. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/GettyImages)
Pakistani students watch the transit of
Pakistani students watch the transit of
Pakistani students watch the transit of Planet Venus across the sun using welder's masks for eye protection in Lahore on June 6, 2012. Astronomers around the world trained their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years. AFP PHOTO / Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/GettyImages)
An Israeli woman looks through a telesco
An Israeli woman looks through a telesco
An Israeli woman looks through a telescope to watch the transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 6, 2012 in the Israeli coastal Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv. This rare astronomic event occurs in pairs, about eight years apart, roughly once a century. The most recent Venus transit was in 2004, it will not happen again until 2117. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/GettyImages)
A picture taken from the Israeli coastal
A picture taken from the Israeli coastal
A picture taken from the Israeli coastal Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv shows the transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 6, 2012. This rare astronomic event occurs in pairs, about eight years apart, roughly once a century. The most recent Venus transit was in 2004, it will not happen again until 2117. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/GettyImages)
A picture taken from the Israeli coastal
A picture taken from the Israeli coastal
A picture taken from the Israeli coastal Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv shows the transit of Venus across the face of the sun on June 6, 2012. This rare astronomic event occurs in pairs, about eight years apart, roughly once a century. The most recent Venus transit was in 2004, it will not happen again until 2117. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/GettyImages)
Venus (L) viewed as a small black dot, p
Venus (L) viewed as a small black dot, p
Venus (L) viewed as a small black dot, passes across the sun as seen from a weather observatory in Manila on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses June 6, to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. Other small dots on the right of the photo are called sun spots. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/GettyImages)
Venus (L) viewed as a small black dot, p
Venus (L) viewed as a small black dot, p
Venus (L) viewed as a small black dot, passes across the sun as seen from a weather observatory in Manila on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses June 6, to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. Other small dots on the right of the photo are called sun spots. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/GettyImages)
The planet Venus, pictured as a black do
The planet Venus, pictured as a black do
The planet Venus, pictured as a black dot (top L), is seen in transit across the sun as seen from Rafah town in the southern Gaza Strip on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses to watch a once-in-a-lifetime event as Venus slid across the sun. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/GettyImages)
Venus is seen as a dot as it transits ac
Venus is seen as a dot as it transits ac
Venus is seen as a dot as it transits across the Sun on June 6, 2012 outside Sarajevo. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses on June 6 to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. The spectacle began shortly after 2200 GMT on June 5 in parts of North America, Central America and the northern part of South America, and was seen, with magnification, as a small black dot on the solar surface. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/GettyImages)
Residents of Sarajevo use a telescope to
Residents of Sarajevo use a telescope to
Residents of Sarajevo use a telescope to see Venus transiting across the Sun on June 6, 2012 outside the Bosnian capital. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses on June 6 to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. The spectacle began shortly after 2200 GMT on June 5 in parts of North America, Central America and the northern part of South America, and was seen, with magnification, as a small black dot on the solar surface. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/GettyImages)
Residents of Sarajevo use a telescope to
Residents of Sarajevo use a telescope to
Residents of Sarajevo use a telescope to see Venus transiting across the Sun on June 6, 2012 outside the Bosnian capital. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses on June 6 to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. The spectacle began shortly after 2200 GMT on June 5 in parts of North America, Central America and the northern part of South America, and was seen, with magnification, as a small black dot on the solar surface. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/GettyImages)
Planet Venus is seen as a black dot as i
Planet Venus is seen as a black dot as i
Planet Venus is seen as a black dot as it transits across the Sun during sunrise in Sofia on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses on June 6 to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. The spectacle began shortly after 2200 GMT on June 5 in parts of North America, Central America and the northern part of South America, and was seen, with magnification, as a small black dot on the solar surface. AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV (Photo credit should read NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/GettyImages)
A man looks through a  telescope on June
A man looks through a telescope on June
A man looks through a telescope on June 6, 2012 to see Venus transit across the Sun at the Obuda observatory in Budapest. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses on June 6 to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. The spectacle began shortly after 2200 GMT on June 5 in parts of North America, Central America and the northern part of South America, and was seen, with magnification, as a small black dot on the solar surface. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/GettyImages)
Planet Venus, pictured as a black dot (a
Planet Venus, pictured as a black dot (a
Planet Venus, pictured as a black dot (at L), is seen in transit across the Sun in New Delhi on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses to watch a once-in-a-lifetime event as Venus slid across the Sun. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/GettyImages)
Planet Venus, pictured as a black dot (a
Planet Venus, pictured as a black dot (a
Planet Venus, pictured as a black dot (at L), is seen in transit across the Sun in New Delhi on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses to watch a once-in-a-lifetime event as Venus slid across the Sun. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/GettyImages)
Planet Venus, pictured as a black dot (a
Planet Venus, pictured as a black dot (a
Planet Venus, pictured as a black dot (at L), is seen in transit across the Sun in New Delhi on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses to watch a once-in-a-lifetime event as Venus slid across the Sun. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/GettyImages)
Indian youths watch the transit of Plane
Indian youths watch the transit of Plane
Indian youths watch the transit of Planet Venus across the sun through protective glasses at the Nehru Planetarium in Bangalore on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses to watch a once-in-a-lifetime event as Venus slid across the Sun AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)
The transit of the planet Venus across t
The transit of the planet Venus across t
The transit of the planet Venus across the face of the sun is projected through a pair of binoculars onto a piece of paper outside Griffith Observatory in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, California June 5, 2012. Astronomers around the world are training their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
A man in Singapore looks through his tel
A man in Singapore looks through his tel
A man in Singapore looks through his telescope to watch the transit of Venus silhouetted across the surface of the Sun on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/GettyImages)
A man uses his iPhone to photograph the
A man uses his iPhone to photograph the
A man uses his iPhone to photograph the planet Venus passing in front of the sun from a live feed from the coelostat telescopes at the Griffith Observatory, one of the largest and most-visited public solar observatories in the world, in Los Angeles, California June 5, 2012. Astronomers around the world are training their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Venus (black dot) is silhouetted as it o
Venus (black dot) is silhouetted as it o
Venus (black dot) is silhouetted as it orbits between the Sun and the Earth during the transit of Venus seen from Bangkok on June 6, 2012. Astronomers around the world trained their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/GettyImages)
The planet Venus transits the face of th
The planet Venus transits the face of th
The planet Venus transits the face of the sun, partially obscured by a cloud, June 5, 2012 at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. Astronomers around the world are training their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
This combo shows pictures taken 30 minut
This combo shows pictures taken 30 minut
This combo shows pictures taken 30 minutes apart of Venus passing in front of the lefthandside of the Sun from the city of Akashi in Hyogo prefecture, western Japan on June 6, 2012. Astronomers around the world trained their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/GettyImages)
The planet Venus (black spot on the righ
The planet Venus (black spot on the righ
The planet Venus (black spot on the right) in its transit across the face of the sun is seen from Los Angeles, California on June 05, 2012. Astronomers around the world are training their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years.AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
A passanger plane passes by Planet Venus
A passanger plane passes by Planet Venus
A passanger plane passes by Planet Venus (black spot on the right) in its transit across the face of the sun seen from Los Angeles, California on June 05, 2012. Astronomers around the world are training their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years.AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
People look skyward with their safety gl
People look skyward with their safety gl
People look skyward with their safety glasses hoping to ctach a glimpse of the transit of Venus on June 5, 2012 in California. Astronomers worldwide wore safety glasses and trained their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years, next occuring in 2117. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
8-year-old Alex Olling smiles as he uses
8-year-old Alex Olling smiles as he uses
8-year-old Alex Olling smiles as he uses makeshift sunglasses to watch Venus crossing the sun's face on June 5, 2012 as seen from College Park, Maryland. Astronomers around the world trained their telescopes on the skies Tuesday to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)
Venus crosses the sun's face as seen fro
Venus crosses the sun's face as seen fro
Venus crosses the sun's face as seen from Guadalajara, Mexico on June 5, 2012. Astronomers around the world are training their telescopes on the skies to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will not be seen for another 105 years. AFP PHOTO/Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/GettyImages)
Venus (top R) viewed as a small black do
Venus (top R) viewed as a small black do
Venus (top R) viewed as a small black dot, passes across the sun as seen middle clouds in the sky of Rome early on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses June 6, to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years.The spectacle began shortly after 2200 GMT on June 5 in parts of North America, Central America and the northern part of South America, and was seen, with magnification, as a small black dot on the solar surface. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/GettyImages)
Venus (top R) viewed as a small black do
Venus (top R) viewed as a small black do
Venus (top R) viewed as a small black dot, passes across the sun in the sky of Rome early on June 6, 2012. Sky-gazers around the world held up their telescopes and viewing glasses June 6, to watch Venus slide across the sun -- a rare celestial phenomenon that will not happen again for more than 100 years.The spectacle began shortly after 2200 GMT on June 5 in parts of North America, Central America and the northern part of South America, and was seen, with magnification, as a small black dot on the solar surface. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/GettyImages)
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