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This dramatic telephoto view across the Black Sea on June 6 finds Venus rising with the Sun, the planet in silhouette against a ruddy and ragged solar disk. Of course, the reddened light is due to scattering in planet Earth’s atmosphere and the rare transit of Venus didn’t influence the strangely shaped and distorted Sun. (Photo: Emil Ivanov via NASA APOD)

"The rare transit of Venus across the face of the Sun in 2004 was one of the better-photographed events in sky history."