Special: The small black dot seen at the top right of the sun is the planet Venus, as it transits across the face of the sun Tuesday, June 5, 2012, as seen from Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach, Va

Special: The small black dot seen at the top right of the sun is the planet Venus, as it transits across the face of the sun Tuesday, June 5, 2012, as seen from Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach, Va

Planet Venus, pictured as a black dot, is seen in transit across the Sun at sunrise in Kathmandu on June 6.

Transit of Venus

Planet Venus, pictured as a black dot, is seen in transit across the Sun at sunrise in Kathmandu on June 6.

The planet Venus makes its transit across the Sun as seen from Kathmandu

Once in a lifetime: Transit of Venus puts on a spectacular show for the last time until 2117

The planet Venus makes its transit across the Sun as seen from Kathmandu

Venus crosses the sun from an observation point in Pakistan on June 6, 2012

Once in a lifetime: Transit of Venus puts on a spectacular show for the last time until 2117

Venus crosses the sun from an observation point in Pakistan on June 6, 2012

Transit of Venus.     For all, it was surely a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the planet Venus as it made its transit past the sun these past two days within view of millions of people on Earth. The last Venus transit was in 2004, and the next pair of events will not happen again until the years 2117 and 2125.

Transit of Venus

Transit of Venus. For all, it was surely a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the planet Venus as it made its transit past the sun these past two days within view of millions of people on Earth. The last Venus transit was in 2004, and the next pair of events will not happen again until the years 2117 and 2125.

Venus is seen as a dot as it transits across the Sun on June 6, 2012 outside Sarajevo

Once in a lifetime: Transit of Venus puts on a spectacular show for the last time until 2117

Venus is seen as a dot as it transits across the Sun on June 6, 2012 outside Sarajevo

Прохождение Венеры по диску Солнца

Прохождение Венеры по диску Солнца

Venus moves across the sun during the transit in Sydney, Australia on June 6.

Transit of Venus

Venus moves across the sun during the transit in Sydney, Australia on June 6.

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